Hugh Hefner’s Son Claims Father Had ‘Healthy’ Views Toward Sex [VIDEO]

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MSNBC inexplicably interviewed Hugh Hefner’s son, Cooper Hefner, to discuss healthy and consensual sexual relationships amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.


The move is somewhat confusing, considering many women who knew Hefner accused him of drugging women and coercing them into unwanted sexual encounters.

His son, Cooper, claimed during the MSNBC interview that his father had a “healthy” view of sexuality and only engaged in “consensual” relationships.

“I think that this is an institutional issue that exists in DC as well as in entertainment and other fields, but the detachment is consent,” Cooper Hefner said. “When I take a step back and look at my dad’s life and other people’s lives that have lived a healthy attitude toward sex it’s really about individuals who are consenting.”

His comments don’t square with the testimonies of former Playmates–in 1985, for example, Miki Garcia and Brenda MacKillop claimed that women were pressured to take illegal drugs and engage in orgies with Hefner and others. In Holly Madison’s memoir, she wrote that Hefner would give the women quaaludes–pills he allegedly referred to as “thigh-openers”–to make them more willing to participate in sexual acts.

Other Playmates have spoken out about rape, mental and physical abuse, depression, the tight restrictions placed on women who lived in the Playboy Mansion, and more.

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