"Secrets and techniques of Playboy" EXCLUSIVE Sneak Peek

If partitions might discuss, Hugh Hefner could be in some bother. 

Within the A&E docuseries Secrets and techniques of Playboy, which premieres Jan. 24, quite a few people talk about their alleged experiences on the Playboy Mansion, the place the founder hosted star-studded events and lived together with his girlfriends. And although it appeared like a spot of countless enjoyable and pleasure, playmates comparable to Holly Madison and Sondra Theodore declare that unhealthy issues happened behind closed doorways. 

"The rationale I feel the mansion was very cult-like wanting again on it's as a result of we have been all type of gaslit and anticipated to consider Hef as like this actually good man," Madison, who dated Hefner from 2001 to 2008, says in episode two. "And also you began to really feel like, 'Oh, he isn't what they are saying within the media, he is only a good man.'"

In actuality, Madison now believes she had Stockholm Dysfunction from residing within the famed mansion, saying, "I felt like I used to be on this cycle of gross issues and I did not know what to do."

Madison is not the one one sharing her story. Theodore, fellow Playmate Miki Garcia and extra take part within the docu-series, alleging that Hefner was not the person he portrayed himself to be to the media.

Proceed studying to study every little thing shared within the new sequence.

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Hefner had blackmail on those that lived in the home, in response to quite a few individuals:

In episode one, bunny mom PJ Masten alleges that Hefner had intercourse tapes of ladies as "collateral." His ex-girlfriend Sondra Theodore provides, "The factor is, he had tapes on all people." Hefner's former safety guard, Stefan Tetenbaum, says that it wasn't simply sexual in nature: "Each place had microphones and little cameras... we needed to be very cautious as a result of we knew we have been being monitored." In episode 10, Miki Garcia and Theodore reveal that they have been advised within the case of Hefner's demise, his government secretary Mary O'Connor was instructed to "destroy" all intercourse tapes. Former government assistant Lisa Loving Barrett says that she was advised they have been put in a barrel and thrown out to sea.

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Holly Madison doesn’t assume she truly cherished Hefner:

Prior to now, the bunny used to say she wished to marry and have youngsters with Hefner, however she now says, "I feel I undoubtedly thought I used to be in love with Hef but it surely was very Stockholm Syndrome." Madison provides that she used to assume everybody disliked her as a result of they have been jealous however later realized "Hef at all times pits the principle girlfriend towards the opposite ladies." Theodore thought he did this deliberately, speculating, "If everybody's slightly not sure of themselves, he can get his method."

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Holly alleges have been pressured into getting cosmetic surgery:

Madison says that Hefner anticipated all the ladies to look a sure method, claiming, "The cosmetic surgery amongst the girlfriends within the mansion was compulsive, all people was doing it with only a few exceptions." In line with quite a few people, Hefner would inform the ladies they weren't "photogenic sufficient" after which pay for them to go below the knife. Madison later rebelled towards Hefner by chopping her hair, which angered him, in response to Madison and Marquardt.

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In 2008, Madison left after Hefner turned “even meaner”:

In line with Marquardt, Hefner was "fairly abrasive in the way in which he mentioned issues to Holly" and would berate her for her appearances. Ultimately, Madison wished to go away however she was "afraid" to, as a result of he had "a mountain of revenge porn ready to return out." She contemplated committing suicide however the Ladies Subsequent Door sequence "saved" her as a result of she felt she had a "sense of function."

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Playboy bunnies have been focused by membership members:

Former safety guard Jim Ellis and bunny mom PJ Masten declare that the ladies who labored at Playboy golf equipment have been susceptible to the membership members, alleging that the ladies have been typically drugged and assaulted by males who frequented the golf equipment. In a single 1978 incident, six Playboy bunnies have been kidnapped, drugged and raped whereas held captive in New Jersey, in response to The New York Occasions. Masten mentioned not less than 40 to 50 girls have been assaulted, however they weren't allowed to report crimes to police or take victims to the hospital. Masten mentioned she was a member of the "cleanup crew," who made certain assaults weren't shared with the general public.

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Bobbie Arnstein and Adrienne Pollack have been accused of trafficking medication for Hugh Hefner:

The DEA and FBI have been satisfied that there was rampant drug use happening within the Playboy Mansion, so that they focused Hefner's secretary, Bobbie Arnstein. When the FBI arrested Arnstein, they discovered cocaine in her purse and tried to make her flip on Hefner. Playmate Adrienne Pollack had beforehand died of a drug overdose, however the authorities reopened the case after rumors surfaced that she and Arnstein have been supplying medication to the bunnies. In line with the New York Times, Hefner mentioned that the FBI was on a "witch hunt" and there's no fact to the rumors. Arnstein later dedicated suicide in January 1975, at which level the FBI's case went chilly. Now, Hefner's ex Sondra Theodore claims that she was "a drug mule" for Hefner, saying in episode 4, "Fortunately, I had angels watching over me and I by no means received caught."

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Hefner’s sexual wishes have been fleeting and he at all times needed to discover “one thing naughtier,” in response to Theodore:

The ex-girlfriend claims that their intercourse lives turned more and more wild and he or she as soon as walked in on him having intercourse with their canine. "I could not imagine what I used to be seeing," she says, including that she by no means left him alone with their canine once more. PJ Masten alleges that they made porn star Linda Lovelace carry out oral intercourse on a German Shepard, which Theodore was additionally current for. Shortly after that, Theodore broke up with Hefner however she stays traumatized by the issues she witnessed.

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Ladies have been pressured into sleeping with Hefner in the event that they wished to be Playmate of the 12 months:

Madison remembers many of the girls feeling pressured to sleep with Hefner in the event that they wished to be thought-about for Playmate of the 12 months, claiming, "Not each single certainly one of them did, there have been a couple of exceptions, however I feel lots of people felt like they needed to."

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Hefner allegedly "pimped" bunnies out to VIPs who drugged them, the latter of which Miki Garcia testified about in entrance of Congress:

In line with playboy Donna Speir, it was commonplace for the ladies to be employed to entertain the excessive rollers throughout occasions, claiming, "It was like they have been pimping us out." Former playmate Christy Thom provides that it felt like they have been "prostitutes." In 1985, Miki Garcia testified in entrance of the U.S. Fee on Pornography, claiming that "multiple" playmate participated in a world call-girl ring, in response to The Chicago Tribune. In episode seven, Miki claims that girls have been being "coerced into horrible issues" by Hefner and different Playboy employees, who "trapped" the fashions with "unfair" contracts.

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Holly Madison, Web page Younger and extra declare Hugh Hefner was conscious of assaults towards playmates:

Hefner's former bodyguard Jim Ellis mentioned that Invoice Cosby's arrest wasn't a "shock," claiming, "All people that labored on the mansion knew that he was principally a predator." Masten claims in episode eight that she advised her boss however was warned that she'd lose her job if she advised Hefner. 

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Hugh Hefner had a romantic relationship with Dr. Mark Saginor:

Saginor's daughter Jennifer says in episode 9 that Hefner was in love together with his private physician, Mark Saginor, who was arrested on expenses of assault (the costs have been later dropped). "What I've realized over time is that their connection was rather more than simply finest mates," Jennifer says. "It is my private perception that the love of Hef's life was my father." Sondra Theodore additionally claims that Hefner and Saginor have been "lovers."

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There have been “shadow mansions” the place girls have been drugged and assaulted:

Jennifer Saginor claims in episode 9 that there have been "shadow mansions" that emulated the Playboy mansion. And although Hefner settled down with spouse Kimberly Conrad, the mini mansions continued to flourish, with Saginor claiming that the boys would arrange "faux photoshoots," the place they'd promise aspiring fashions potential contracts. Saginor alleges that the nude images and movies that have been taken of the ladies have been used to blackmail them into having intercourse with visitors.

In a statement to E! News, Playboy mentioned, "The Hefner household is now not related to Playboy, and immediately's Playboy isn't Hugh Hefner's Playboy. We belief and validate these girls and their tales and we strongly help these people who've come ahead to share their experiences. As a model with intercourse positivity at its core, we imagine security, safety, and accountability are paramount. An important factor we will do proper now could be actively pay attention and study from their experiences. Right now, our group is run by a workforce that's greater than 80% feminine and we are going to proceed to confront any components of our legacy that don't mirror our values immediately, and to construct upon the progress we now have made as we evolve as an organization so we will drive optimistic change for our staff and our communities."

Totally free, confidential assist, name the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or go to rainn.org.

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