This isn’t his first appearance with ex-girlfriends. Back in 2015, in her book Go Down to the Rabbit HoleMadison described Hefner in a controlling and manipulative light.
His statement stated that he had been in many romantic relationships over the years with beautiful women. Many of these women went on to have happy, healthy, productive lives. Many are my dearest friends. Unfortunately, not all of them have the courage to make history again in order to be remembered. It’s true that you can’t win all of them, but I think it’s true.
Additionally, movie director Peter Bogdanovich accused the Playboy founder of forcing himself on Playboy Playmate Dorothy StrattenHis 1984 book describes how he sex with his Jacuzzi “grotto,” on his first night at Playboy Mansion. Dorothy Stratten, 1960-1980: The Killing of the Unicorn.
According to Rolling Stone, Hef said in response, “I am, publisher of Playboy or no, a very shy man. Hef replied, “I could not force myself onto a woman psychologically or physically like the man on Mars.” No charges were brought.