Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy, has always been portrayed as the ultimate women’s man who lives a life that many men envy. But, a new explosive documentary claims to reveal the darker side of this man. “Hef”Life inside the Playboy mansion
Hefner, who died four four years ago, and his empire are the focus of the 10-part documentary premiering Monday night on A&E.
It claims that Playboy Mansion was full of wild drug use and sexual assaults.
Alexandra Dean interviewed over 100 women to create the documentary.
“We never looked at it really closely and was like what’s really going on there? Why are all these young women hanging out with this really old guy, what’s he doing to them and are they really happy with this situation?”Dean stated.
Holly Madison was a guest on the reality TV show “The Girls Next Door.”She lived in the mansion seven years, and said she felt like she belonged in a cult.
“It was so easy to get isolated from the outside world there. You had a 9 o’clock curfew. You weren’t really allowed to leave,”Madison speaks in the documentary.
She claims Hefner forced her to participate in an orgy and that her having sex, by appointment, every week with the octogenarian was “traumatic.”
“I felt like I was just in this cycle of gross things,”Madison stated.
“And some women did think that Playboy was a great playground for them and that they had a lot of fun and they felt powerful from it and it was great for their careers. Other women had felt like it destroyed their lives,”Dean stated.
PJ Matson was also known as the “bunny mother” at the Chicago Playboy mansion. She supervised 70 Playboy bunnies and says the corporate office shut her up when she claimed Bill Cosby raped her.
“I called my boss and I told her what he had done to me. She said, ‘You know that that’s Hefner’s best friend, don’t you?’ I said, ‘I know, but he drugged and he raped me.’ She said, ‘If you want to keep your job, I suggest you shut your mouth.’ And that’s what I did,”Matson spoke.
Cosby denied any wrongdoing.
Playboy, under new ownership has issued a statement in support of the women in the documentary.
“Today’s Playboy is not Hugh Hefner’s Playboy. We trust and validate these women and their stories and we strongly support those individuals who have come forward to share their experiences,”According to the company,