Hugh Hefner, an American magazine entrepreneur, was the creator and editor-in-chief of “Playboy” magazine, which was known for its provocative photographs and articles, particularly of women.
In a new film, former Playboy Bunnies and Playmates are finally speaking out against their late employer. Many of them said that while they were at the Playboy Mansion, a lot of unexpected things occurred. These discoveries were included in the 10-part docuseries “Secrets of Playboy.”
Nothing good would come from their relationship with him, according to the women who lived at the mansion with Hugh Hefner.
Sondra Theodore, Hefner’s former girlfriend, was one of the speakers in the series. She even refers to him as a “predator.” She said, “I watched him, I watched his game. And I watched a lot of girls go through [the Playboy Mansion] gates looking farm-fresh, and leaving looking tired and haggard.”
Sondra Theodore was only 17 years old when Hefner began ‘grooming’ her and introducing her to substance abuse. She continued, “He introduced me to drugs. I’d never had a drink or a drug before going up to the Playboy Mansion. And my first night there I was handed champagne and the drugs came later, and I was underage.”
Sondra also explains that Hefner liked sexual acts with her dog. She stated, “I walked in on him with my dog and I said, ‘What are you doing?’ I was shocked. He made it seem like it was just a one-time thing, and that he was just goofing off. But I never left him alone with my dog again.”
Another ex-girlfriend, Holly Madison, also described her own unforgettable experiences while dating him. Madison was the main star of the reality show “Girls Next Door” when she was a youngster. She referred to the mansion as “cult-like” during her interview. “It was so easy to get isolated from the outside world there. You had a 9 o’clock curfew. You were encouraged to not have friends over. You weren’t really allowed to leave unless it was like a family holiday,” she added.
According to the documentary’s director, it was only supposed to be a brief interview with these young ladies, but what was not anticipated was for these earth-shattering discoveries to occur.
Alexandra Dean, the creator of The Jinx, said in a recent interview with the New York Post “I figured it’d be fun, but kind of lightweight.” However, the interviews soon took a different tone. When Alexandra Dean learned that almost all of the women had Similarity Hefner-related experiences, she decided to look further into things.
She stated, “But as I started to have these conversations [with the survivors of Hefner], the project transformed 180 degrees, from lightweight to super-critical.”
She continued, “One of the most striking things about reporting this story was how much fear there was from the contributors about telling the truth, and how slowly they were able to open up. It was a very slow process. I didn’t want to push the story too far, I really wanted people to tell me what they felt comfortable telling me, and that took a long time.”
According to sources, before he died, the mogul made certain that his life story would be kept under wraps. And that it would be tough for these individuals to speak out against him.