The “Secrets of Playboy” by A&E network keeps getting darker and darker with its detailed presentation on alleged events that went on behind the scenes in the Playboy mansion.
The Playboy founder was famous for leading a life of debauchery, creating playmates who showed off their nude bodies in sultry montages and holding parties that went on for nights unending.
The business mogul was quite popular and widely beloved by many, but others had an opposite opinion about him and his brand “Playboy.”
Now, even after Hefner’s death five years ago at age 91, his reputation seems to have gotten more sullied by the powerful allegations of abuse and even rape made against him.
Please keep reading to learn more on the situation.
Playboy Founder, Hefner Was Alleged Of Sexually Abusing An Unconscious Playmate
According to Susie Krabacher, who was stayed at the Playboy mansion and vied for the Playmate of the year, Hefner drugged and forcefully slept with her while she was unconscious. It was particularly devastating for her because she had been sexually assaulted in the past by her grandfather and had thought that the phase was over.
“(Hefner) gave me a pill and a soda and I drank it – I didn’t even ask,” she says as per USA Today. “I woke up with him naked on top of me, my pajama bottoms off and I thought it was a nightmare. I thought I was reliving the last time my grandfather had done this to me.”
Sondra Theodore, Hefner’s ex-girlfriend, corroborated this by confessing that she once saw him forcing himself on a playmate.
“Whether they consented or not, if he wanted something, he would take it,” Theodore says.
According to her, Hefner would say, “Did they think they would stay in my house and not sleep with me?”
A former Hefner’s valet Stefan Tetenbaum confessed that Hefner forced himself on the 1980 playmate of the year, Dorothy Stratten.
“You meet Hef, have sex with him and then he passes you around to his friends – you don’t violate the order of sexual activity and Dorothy broke the rules,” said Tetenbaum. “You could hear her screaming.”
There Were Allegedly, Mini Playboy Mansions Where Women Were Drugged And Raped
According to recent allegations, Hefner and Saginor conspired to psychologically and sexually assault hordes of young women in underground mini playboy mansions.
Jennifer Saginor confessed that girls were initially invited to live in her father’s mini-mansion under the guise of being promised a modeling contract. Eventually, they were raped, drugged, videotaped, and later bullied into silence. This was confirmed by Jackie Hatten, a former regular at the mansion.
“Men would be shoving drugs at you or glasses of champagne and you didn’t know what was in it,” Hatten says. “I always made sure to open the bottle myself to avoid being prey. That was the first red flag. The second red flag: Who is signing a modeling contract at night at a party? The grooming happening was pretty obviously not for modeling.”
For a long time, Hatten distanced herself from Dr. Saginor for fear of negative publicity from the media. The pair reconciled after Hefner’s death in 2017.
Hefner Is Said To Have Been In Love With His Male Doctor
As per USA Today, Jennifer Saginor, daughter of Hefner’s doctor, Mark Saginor, claimed her father and Hefner were spiritual “soulmates” and lovers.
“Their connection was much more than best friends, it’s my personal belief that the love of Hef’s life was my father,” Jennifer Saginor confessed. “He gave up his family life and practice just to be with him and move into Hefner’s house.”
Hefner’s ex Theodore and Hefner’s previous butler Mitch Rosen also believe that the pair were lovers.
However, the doctor debunked all the allegations levied against him. According to USA Today, the doctor denied such claims made against him.
This allegation, however, was corroborated by a 1993 interview of Hefner, who, when asked about homosexuality, mentioned that he was ” never serious about it, but everyone experimented in the orgy experiment.”
Hefner’s Son And Others Rise To Hefner’s Defense
Cooper, Hefner’s son, recently spoke out in defense of his father on Twitter. He mentioned that his father “cared a lot about people” and that the allegations and claims were “salacious.”
Some may not approve of the life my Dad chose, but my father was not a liar. However unconventional, he was sincere in his approach and lived honestly. He was generous in nature and cared deeply for people. These salacious stories are a case study of regret becoming revenge.
— Cooper Hefner (@cooperhefner) January 23, 2022
People obtained an open letter last month that included many signatures from hundreds of former Playmates, ex-girlfriends, and employees, debunking allegations made against the late Playboy founder.
“He was a person of upstanding character, exceptional kindness, and dedication to free thought,” the letter said. “Our time within Hugh Hefner’s Playboy and the organization’s subsidiaries remains a period all of us are fond of.”