Watch out, Hugh Hefner — Holly Madison is at it again! This time, the former Playboy Playmate is accusing Hef of trying to bribe her to stay with him. In a recent interview with Oprah, Madison dishes about the thing that disgusted her most when it came to her time spent with the Playboy millionaire.
During an interview on Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Madison explained how the alleged bribing encounter went down.
“Hef and I started hitting kind of a rocky patch when it became clear that Bridget (Marquardt) and Kendra (Wilkinson) were leaving, they were moving on to new things. I just had enough and just realized all the delusions I’d been under and that this was no longer the life for me.”
At that time, Holly decided it was time for her to follow suit and get out of the Playboy Mansion, as well. Once she’d made the decision, Madison said she woke up one morning to find a copy of Hefner’s will lying by her bedside. In his will, Holly said, Hef had left her $3 million.
“It was very clear to me that he’d left that out for me to see, because he was hoping it would change my mind and get me to stay. But it just kinda disgusted me more than anything because all he can do is say, ‘Oh, here, I’m gonna throw you some money to get you to stay.’ It just… grossed me out.’ “
The accusations from Holly Madison are just the most recent in a string of developments and revelations brought forth by the now-35-year-old playmate. Earlier this summer, Madison published her memoir, called Down The Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny. In that book, Madison reveals that her time spent in the Playboy Mansion was so miserable that she thought about committing suicide.
Madison’s time in the mansion was documented on the Girls Next Door series, which followed Holly, Kendra, and Bridget as they went through daily life as the girlfriends of Hugh Hefner. The series went off the air in 2010, though the original three girls all left in 2008 or 2009. As the series continued for the sixth and final season, the focus shifted to Hef’s new girlfriends: Crystal Harris and twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon.
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Since Holly released her memoir in July, Kendra has been particularly outspoken, as she slams the accusations made in Holly’s books. For example, Kendra came out and said that Holly is “out for revenge” against Hef because Madison doesn’t have a stake in Playboy. Holly Madison, of course, denies the accusations by Wilkinson.
And it didn’t stop with Kendra Wilkinson. Hugh Hefner also has come out and denied the allegations made by Madison. Find out more in the video below. Denials from both Wilkinson and Hefner haven’t stopped Madison, though. With her most recent revelation to Oprah, Madison has made it obvious that she isn’t backing down, and that she stands behind her accusations.
Either way, one thing is obvious: Holly Madison’s book has been successful. At times, the memoir has sat atop the bestseller lists put forth by The New York Times, The L.A. Times, and iBooks.
In fact, Madison’s book has been successful enough to warrant a second. On Thursday, Dey Street Books announced that Madison would be penning a second book, this one all about relationships. The book, called If I Had a Date, is scheduled to be released during the summer of 2016.
What do you think? Do you think Holly Madison’s continuing accusations against Hugh Hefner hold any weight? Could Holly Madison’s allegations be true?
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