Holly Madison, the ex-girlfriend of Playboy’s Hugh Hefner, shocked the nation a few weeks ago when she admitted in her new memoir that her life at the famous Playboy mansion was so bleak that she once considered suicide.
Now, a new excerpt from Madison’s book Down The Rabbit Hole, has been released, and this one is just as shocking. In the book, Madison describes Hefner as “creepy,” and says he tried to ply her with drugs when he met her in 2001.
“‘Would you like a Quaalude?’ Hef asked, leaning toward me with a bunch of large horse pills in his hand,” Madison wrote. When she refused, she claims that Hefner told her, “Usually, I don’t approve of drugs, but you know, in the ’70s they used to call these pills thigh openers.”
Despite this, Madison became Hefner’s main girlfriend that year and lived in the Playboy mansion for much of the next decade. However, she says it didn’t take long for her to become disillusioned with the mansion. Madison said she was immediately disturbed by the yellow carpets in the home that were stained with dog urine, and she claimed that all the rooms were stocked with “trays of Johnson’s Baby Oil, Vaseline and Kleenex.”
“Prior to moving into the Mansion, I’d been a fairly confident person, but it didn’t take long for my self-worth to crumble,” Madison recounted. Though she says some of this was attributed to “ruthless mean-girling” fights with fellow bunnies, most of her confidence was taken away by Hefner himself. She claimed that when she got herself a makeover and cut her hair short, Hefner “spat” at her in response and then reprimanded her.
Madison wrote that Hef told her, “You look old, hard and cheap,” in response to the makeover.
When she finally decided to leave him for illusionist Chris Angel in 2008, she claims that Hefner tried to bribe her to stay by saying he’d leave her $3 million in his will. She refused and never saw him again, but she says she for years she received “short, reprimanding” letters from Hefner for years about things she said in interviews.
“There was a creepy vibe to them,” Madison later said.
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