Holly Madison said Monday the late Hugh Hefner allegedly took “sexually explicit” pictures of her and other women that she called “non-consensual.”
“When girls would go out with Hef, in the limo, in the nightclub and come back to his room after, he was constantly taking photos of these women on his disposable camera,” the former Playboy playmate and former girlfriend of Hefner shared during her appearance on the the “Power: Hugh Hefner” podcast. (RELATED: ‘Girl Next Door’ Star Opens Up About Life At The Playboy Mansion)
“And these women were almost always intoxicated,” she added. “I know I was, heavily intoxicated. They wouldn’t just be his regular girlfriends. They would be new girls who were joining him for a night for the first time, or women who had flown out from across the country to test for a centerfold in allegedly professional conditions.” (RELATED: Celebrate Hugh Hefner’s Birthday With 36 Photos That Prove He Was The Biggest Baller Of All-Time)
In the upcoming docuseries Secrets of Playboy, which will reexamine Hugh Hefner’s notorious sexual relationships with young women, Holly Madison and other ex-Playmates are opening up about their “gross” experiences living at the Playboy Mansion. https://t.co/ZXFwx490rf
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“And they’d be invited out and oftentimes would be pressured, not necessarily directly by him, he would have some of his girlfriends do it too, pressure them to come upstairs,” Madison continued.
The “Girls Next Door” star said if a girl was “messed up” and they got in the bathtub topless, Hefner would reportedly take pictures of them with a disposable camera with some other girl doing “some sexually explicit pose” on them.
She claimed the Playboy founder would then take those pictures and make copies of the photos and “hand them out to everyone who had gone out that night.”
Madison said these alleged photos were “not consensual” because everyone in them was “wasted.” She said the “next morning” a girl would “find out” the picture had “been given out to everybody who was out with” them.
“I don’t know if he just assumed that was okay because all these women want to be in the magazine so bad so they must be okay with getting naked, so I’m going to take pictures while they’re wasted and just hand those pictures out,'” the ex-playmate shared.
“That’s the kind of thing that can make you feel kind of stuck in a situation or over-invested in it,” she added. “It’s one of those things that makes you feel a little more backed into a corner. You feel very labeled, you feel like, ‘How can I ever go back to a normal life? I’m going to be ostracized,’ kind of a feeling. You feel all in, way more all in than you ever meant to be.”