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Former Playmate Claims Hefner Used ‘Leg-Spreader’ Drugs In The Playboy Mansion


Former Playmate Claims Hefner Used ‘Leg-Spreader’ Drugs In The Playboy Mansion

A former Playboy Mansion playmate has spoken out in new footage about her 'gross' experience living with Hugh Hefner.

Holly Madison, 41, claimed the late Hugh Hefner was quick to lose his temper whenever she did something he disagreed with.

The footage formed part of a preview for Secrets of Playboy - a new docuseries about Hefner's Playboy empire, due out in the US in January 2022.

Former Playboy bunny Holly Madison. Credit: PA
Former Playboy bunny Holly Madison. Credit: PA

She said: "I felt like I was in the cycle of gross things and I didn't know what to do."

The 10-hour documentary will reveal the emotional struggle Madison experienced while at the mansion before Hef's death aged 91, in 2017.

After living for six months under the Playboy founder with a posse of identical blond-haired vixens, Madison decided to chop her long hair off. She says Hef was 'very unhappy'.

"I got to a point where I kind of broke under that pressure and being made to feel like I needed to look exactly like everybody else," Madison said.


"I came back with short hair and he flipped out on me. He was screaming at me and said it made me look old, hard, and cheap."

Hefner's friend Jonathan Baker confirms the story in the upcoming documentary.

Madison's former co-playmate Bridget Marquardt, 48, claims Madison wasn't Hefner's only target.

"Hef would be pretty abrasive in the way he said things to Holly," she said. "She came down with red lipstick one time and he flipped out, said he hated red lipstick on girls, and [told her] she needed to take it off right away.


"It was very frustrating to live with every day.

"All of the drama that was going on and the tension - I could definitely see that [Madison] was getting depressed and sad and her demeanour was starting to change."

Hefner at Playboy Mansion
Hefner at Playboy Mansion

Another ex-playmate, Sondra Theodore, makes the unsurprising claim that hard drugs were often used in the house.


She said Hefner's pretension to abstain from drugs was a lie, and hypnotic prescription Quaaludes were often used to improve sex.

Another source, known only as Theodore claims men could get girls to do almost anything if they were given a Quaalude.

Hef's former secretary Lisa Loving Barrett confirms this horrific story too.

"Quaaludes were what we called leg-spreaders," she said. "That was the whole point of them.


"They were a necessary evil, if you will, to the partying."

Topics: playboy

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