Where Electrician Rand Gauthier Is Over 25 Years After Sex Tape
Rand Gauthier is allegedly responsible for stealing, copying and selling Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s infamous sex tape. Many people have a renewed interest in the electrician thanks to Seth Rogen’s portrayal on the Hulu series Pam and Tommy. Here’s what Gauthier is up to today, including an update from Facebook on his involvement in the Anderson/Lee sex tape scandal.
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape still doesn’t make Rand Gauthier any money
Rolling Stone journalist Amanda Chicago Lewis spoke with Gauthier about the sex tape in 2014. Per Lewis, Pamela’s hardcore sex video earned around $77 million in less than a year. But Gauthier never saw a cent of those winnings.
To this day, Gauthier still earns nothing for the story, at the center of the fiction Pam and Tommy. As Gauthier said in a Facebook comment from February 2022: “All that HULU stuff, I haven’t made a dime.”
Rand Gauthier Hasn’t Served Jail Time Over Sextape Scandal, But He’s Reportedly Feeling Bad
Apparently Gauthier’s motive for stealing the tape was inspired by Lee’s refusal to pay him for his services. Additionally, the rock star allegedly pointed a gun at Gauthier’s face. Whatever his involvement, Gauthier did not serve time in prison for the alleged crime, but he felt bad about what he had done. As Lewis explained to The Washington Post, Gauthier felt guilt after “realizing the impact he had had by stealing the safe.”
“He may not have realized the full implications of telling his funny story about this crazy thing that had dominated his life for a few years and airing his version of events,” Lewis told the outlet. “I would say if you were to connect with him now, he’d probably be like, ‘I didn’t take the tape, but I know who did. “”
Rand Gauthier claims he didn’t steal the sex tape, despite his interview with Rolling Stone in 2014
In Lewis’ original report, Gauthier recounts taking the tape, disabling the security cameras, entering Lee and Anderson’s bedroom, entering their garage, and tipping the Browning safe onto a dolly. At the time, Gauthier claimed to have acted alone.
But now he says his involvement was “light”. On Feb. 20, 2022, Gauthier claims he “didn’t steal the tape” (via Facebook).
“I was a bit involved,” Gauthier explains in the post. “After the tape was brought to Milton [Ingley] and me. The adult video world is a small group of people; it happened I worked for the [Mötley Crüe drummer]. It was then taken for granted that I took the tape and everything got out of control.
As for the Rolling Stone article, Gauthier says he was “trying to recover the money [he] lost of the Lees. Showbiz Cheat Sheet has reached out to Lewis regarding Gauthier’s comments alluding to being paid for the part.
“It’s bananas and not real,” Lewis told us over email. “He received no money for this, neither from me nor from [Rolling Stone].”
Rand Gauthier’s Work, Family, and Real-Life Net Worth
According to his Facebook page, Gauthier is still an electrician, although Lewis says his business has suffered because of the publicity. When she interviewed him in 2014, Gauthier was growing marijuana in his garage outside Santa Rosa, California. Today, Gauthier is worth around $200,000 (according to The Cinemaholic).
Her relationship status is Single on Facebook. In the past, Gauthier was married to adult film star Erica Boyer. Gauthier does not appear to have children. On February 28, Gauthier said in an exchange of comments: “You have a relationship with the children and your wife; I don’t have these things.
The end of Pam and Tommy airs March 9 exclusively on Hulu.
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