Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend says being “first” was the “cleanest way” to deal with his orgies at the Playboy Mansion.
Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt opened up about their time with the late magazine mogul, who died in 2017 at the age of 91, in the documentary series Playboy Secrets, with the latter reflecting on how she navigated the more valued aspects of his life.
Recalling her first orgy at the mansion, she told the Juicy Scoop podcast, “I was still going to watch and then [one of the other Playmates] was like: “Aren’t you going?” It looked like you had to go.
“Oh my god, it’s so surreal. I didn’t even expect that at all! If I had told my younger self that this would happen, I wouldn’t have believed it. Like, “OK, sure!”
“And I said, ‘I’d better not.’ And she says, “Well, then you probably won’t be invited back.”
“Then I said, ‘OK.’ And I saw what everyone else was doing, so I knew it was a 10-second thing. I mean, definitely no more than a minute.’
She explained that while group meetings are not usually held with security, she cannot guarantee that everyone is as safe as she is.
She added: “You would hope that everyone is in the same situation and you have a doctor. You hope that everyone is vetted and everyone is – I say this in quotes – “monogamous” to this relationship, but you don’t know.
“When the new girls come in who used to be there, I just wanted to be the first and finish. And I felt it was the cleanest way.”
Following the filing earlier this year, Playboy emphasized that today’s campaign is “not Hugh Hefner’s Playboy.”
They added in a statement: “We trust and validate these women and their stories, and we strongly support those people who have come forward to share their experiences.
“As a sex-positive brand at its heart, we believe that safety, security and responsibility are paramount. The most important thing we can do now is actively listen and learn from their experiences…
“[We] will never be afraid to confront those parts of our heritage as a company that do not reflect our values today.”