‘Pippi Longstocking’ Star Tami Erin — My Roommate Secretly Videotaped Me

Exclusive 0412-tami-erin-gettyThe woman who played Pippi Longstocking says she has a good excuse for attacking her roommate — she claims the man was secretly filming her … our sources has learned.

Tami Erin says she caught the man “filming me without my knowledge in my private environment and I was defending myself.”

our sources broke the story, Erin — who starred in the 1988 movie “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking” — was arrested by police in Walnut Creek, CA after the altercation … and booked for assault.

Erin also points out the roommate is 6″ tall, while she is only a five-foot-five “small girl.”

A rep for Erin tells our sources she was not nude at the time of the alleged filming — but the actress insinuates it might have been going on for a while.

“How much has he been filming me without my knowledge The truth will come out.”

Attempts to reach the roommate have been unsuccessful.