Retired rocker Tommy Lee had a less than pleasant Father’s Day after he received a threatening Instagram post from his son Brandon Lee.
The 55-year-old Mötley Crüe drummer took to Instagram on Father’s Day to share a post where he honored his own dad while acknowledging what he feels were his own failures as a father to two boys who “can be a**holes”.
“Being a father ain’t easy! I’m so tired of the fake s** I keep seeing all over IG… let’s get real: It’s a rollercoaster ok?” Tommy wrote. “My father taught me to respect everyone and everything and to take care of those that I loved. He taught me to appreciate my possessions, and to be grateful for the things I was given. I’ve f**ked up at times but I’ve always bounced back.”
“When I had a child, my first child, I wanted to instill those same virtues into him,” Tommy wrote, referring to his 22-year-old son Brandon. “Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don’t know the value of things. If they break something, they don’t care because they know they’ll just get a new one, if they hurt someone, they don’t care because so many people tell them it’s OK. I never wanted this for my kids.”
Tommy went on to say that he feels he’s “not fully to blame,” while taking aim at Brandon and his 20-year-old son Dylan’s mom, Pamela Anderson, for “enabling bad behavior and buying them things when they weren’t good.”
“I guess I hoped at the end of the day they would end up kind,” Tommy continued. ” I love them dearly, don’t get me wrong, but man, sometimes it’s really tough to watch your kids grow up without those morals.”
“Nothing can really prepare you for fatherhood,” the musician concluded. “I love my boys but they can be a**holes too…and that’s the truth (Cue Honest Guy music).”
Following his post, his son Brandon took to Instagram where he shared a screenshot of his dad’s original post and responded with a seemingly threatening caption.
“Remember what happened last time you said this s**t? night night,” wrote Brandon, who allegedly assaulted his father in his bedroom at his home in Calabasas, California, back in March.
“You gotta show up to be a Dad big guy. If you think we’re so bad (which I can assure you we are not) then you should have showed up to a few more BDays and baseball games,” Brandon continued. ” Someone like you couldn’t raise a man like me.”
“Once again painting our family in a negative light. Who the f**k are you? Just move on dude… WE ALL HAVE,” he added. “Or I’ll put you right back to f**kin sleep.”
Brandon quickly followed up with another post which included a video of his father looking unconscious lying on the floor.
He captioned the clip, “Look a little sleepy there Tommy.”
The video also featured Tommy’s fiancee, Vine star Brittany Furlan, who seemed to be trying to get him to stop filming. Furlan confirmed that it was her in the video when she commented on Brandon’s post, writing,
“Brandon…. This is too much. Your dad loves you and you love your dad. Please stop. Everyone is clearly hurt. Enough is enough.”
Responding to another commenter, Furlan wrote,
“Mind my business? I’m in this video. This is my business. I think people like you who have no idea what’s going on need to stop. This family needs peace. Please guys, please.”
The drama between the rocker and his son first received media attention when he posted a since-deleted Instagram picture showing his bloodied face, and then wrote in a tweet to TMZ,
“My fiancé and I were in bed when my son busted into the room and assaulted me. I asked him to leave the house and he knocked me unconscious.”
At the time Tommy said he planned on pressing charges, but no charges were ever filed against Brandon by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Following the alleged altercation, Brandon released a statement saying alcoholism was the root of the issue with his dad. He seemingly reiterated those allegations on Sunday when he responded to Furlan and accused her of being an “enabler.”
“@brittanyfurlan don’t be a hero Britney. My dad needs another vodka lemonade. Chop chop #enabler,” Brandon wrote.
Tommy has since denied his son’s allegations while admitting that he has “a few drinks here & there because I’’m f**kin retired and enjoying my life. I worked 30+ f**kin years I deserve it.”
Take a look at Tommy Lee and his ex-wife Pamela Anderson below.