Playboy’s Hugh Hefner Responds To Holly Madison’s Memoir Claims


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Holly Madison made some disparaging remarks about Playboy founder Hugh Hefner in her recently released memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole.

Now Hef has responded to her claims, stating she is just trying to “stay in the spotlight”.

Excerpts from Madison’s book made headlines, with Hefner finally addressing the claims in a statement to E! News.

Hugh stated, “Over the course of my life I’ve had more than my fair share of romantic relationships with wonderful women. Many moved on to live happy, healthy and productive lives, and I’m pleased to say remain dear friends today.

“Sadly, there are a few who have chosen to rewrite history in an attempt to stay in the spotlight. I guess, as the old saying goes: You can’t win ’em all!”

Holly Madison talks about life with Hugh Hefner in new book

Holly issued her own statement on Monday to the network, saying, “The stories in the book speak for themselves”.

Madison moved into the Playboy Mansion in 2001. In her book, she claims the Playboy mogul offered her a Quaalude and told her, “Usually I don’t approve of drugs, but you know, in the ’70s they used to call these pills ‘thigh openers.'”

Madison declined Hefner’s alleged offer.

The former Playboy model also touched on her sexy time with Hefner and other women.

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She wrote, “Much to my surprise, my turn was over as quickly as it started. By the time I was able to wrap my head around what was happening, Hef had already moved on to Candice, then to a few of his actual girlfriends before finishing off by himself, as he always did. I have never had a more disconnected experience.

“There was zero intimacy involved. No kissing, nothing. It was so brief that I can’t even recall what it felt like beyond having a heavy body on top of mine. I remember feeling really s–tty about it the next day”.

Holly Madison's book Down The Rabbit Hole

The following day, Madison asked if she could move into the mansion.

She explained, “That might seem counterintuitive—’I’m not into it, but I’ll come back for more.’ But I felt stuck in my life, trying to make ends meet. I lost the lease on my apartment. I felt like I’d already thrown myself to the wolves, so I might as well reap the rewards and not just be one more slut who walked through those doors”.

According to Madison, Hefner gave the girls a weekly clothing allowance of $1,000 and offered to pay for any plastic surgery they wanted.

In return, the girls were expected to follow his rules, which included a curfew of 9 p.m. and movie night on Sunday.

Madison claims Hefner said girls could not wear red lipstick, have outside boyfriends and or talk to the male staff.

Holly Madison on life in Playboy mansion

Holly said she felt isolated in the mansion. “There were days I woke up and just felt like falling to the floor because I felt so depressed”.

Madison claims she begged Hefner to let her see a psychiatrist. “He said, ‘No, I’m not going to let you see a psychiatrist, because they’re just going to tell you to leave—go talk to my secretary about it. So I just started planning how I was going to see someone on my own.”

There were also issues between Hefner’s girlfriends.

Holly wrote that after Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett became Hefner’s main girlfriends too that she realized he was “pitting them against one another”.

Madison adds, “The only thing he ever gave me is a little bit of fame.  Fame is not always worth it.”

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The former model said she has “absolutely” no desire to ever speak to him again.

Holly told E! News, “After some years have passed, I don’t really find him to be a very genuine person. I feel like if I were to get on the phone with him, everything out of his mouth would be PR B.S. I just have no desire. I don’t even care what his reaction is to this. I’m doing this for me and I’m doing this so people can learn from my mistakes”.

There’s obviously no love lost between Hugh and his former “main girlfriend” Holly!

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