Living in the Playboy Mansion was ‘cult-like,’ according to Holly Madison, and Hugh Hefner was not a ‘kind man.’
Holly Madison has revealed some disturbing details regarding her stint as a Playboy in Hugh Hefner’s mansion. Take a look at what she had to say.
At a new clip from A&E’s upcoming documentary, Secrets of Playboy, Holly Madison, 42, talks about her time living in the Playboy mansion.
«We were all kind of gaslit,» Holly explained, «which is why I believe the mansion was quite cult-like looking back on it.» Hugh Hefner, who died in 2017, was «supposed to think of» her and the other Playboy Bunnies as «this very lovely guy,» according to the model. «Oh, he’s not what they say in the media, he’s simply a decent man,» you began to think.
Holly, who dated Hugh from 2001 until 2008, talked about how lonely living in the Playboy house can be. «You had a curfew of 9 p.m. You were advised not to invite friends over. «You couldn’t really go unless it was for a family vacation,» she explained. She also said that Hugh’s sex in the mansion «always happened at the same time, on the same night.» «Every Wednesday and Friday, we went to a club, and that [sex] was expected when we returned home.»
«I kept my waitressing job at one day a week because I wanted to have something to fall back on if things didn’t work out,» the former Girls Next Door star explained. «He [Hugh] stated it made him envious, and that if I resigned my work, he would be grateful.» Instead, we were granted a weekly allowance of $1,000.»
Hugh’s former lovers Bridget Marquardt and Sondra Theodore will be interviewed for Secrets of Playboy, which premieres on January 24. Holly opens up about her tumultuous relationship with Hugh in a series of sneak peek segments broadcast by A&E. Hugh «flipped out» on Holly when she cut her hair, according to Holly in one scene. «He was yelling at me, saying it made me appear old, hard, and cheap,» she recalled.
In the documentary, Holly also talked about how difficult it was for her to leave the Playboy mansion. «I recall feeling like I was just in this circle of gross stuff and not knowing what to do at times, perhaps in the first couple of years I lived there.»