Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy, claims that she was never a casual sex user and she had been ‘kind of an asexual’ prior to the night when she began sleeping with Hugh.

Holly Madison (42), says that her mother thought Holly had Aspergers because Holly had difficulty ‘connecting’ with others.

Former Girls Next Door actress claimed that Hefner gave her Quaalude (a strong sedative which has been illegal in the United States since 1984) when she was first out with him and his girlfriends. According to him, they used to refer in 1970s as ‘thigh-openers’. 

Madison’s revelations were featured in the premiere of Secrets of Playboy, a 10-part docuseries on A&E.

Hefner died in 2017. Cooper Hefner (his son) has come out in support of the documentary. tweetingThe stories serve as “a case study in revenge becoming regret.”

According to the documentary, Hefner allegedly recorded journalists visiting his mansion in order to have evidence against them. An ex-assistant claims that Hefner kept Quaaludes in his possession and used Dexedrine daily to stay alert.

Holly Madison, 42, became Hefner's 'special one', or main girlfriend, and moved into the Playboy mansion aged 21 in 2000. Above, Madison in the new docuseries Secrets of Playboy

Holly Madison, 42 years, was Hefner’s special one or main girl and, at the age of 21, moved into Playboy’s mansion. Madison, in Secrets of Playboy.

Madison, above at 15 in 1995, says she always had trouble connecting with people and that her mom thought she may have Aspergers, a high-functioning form of autism spectrum disorder

Madison (pictured above, 15 years old in 1995) says that she has always struggled to connect with others and her mother suspects she might have Aspergers. This is a highly-functioning autism spectrum disorder. 

Madison's (right) 'special relationship' with the magazine publisher was portrayed over the course of 91 episodes on E!'s The Girls Next Door, which ran from 2005 to 2010

E! aired 91 episodes about Madison (right), and her’special relationship with the publisher of the magazine.E!’s The Girls Next Door ran from 2005 until 2010.

Playboy magazine made a statement at Monday’s premiere: “Today’s Playboy, it’s not Hugh Hefner’s Playboy.” These women’s stories are validated and trusted by us. We strongly support all those who share them.

Madison studied at Portland State University and moved to Los Angeles to finish her degree in psychology and theater at Loyola Marymount, according to Cosmopolitan.

Before she joined Hefner’s medical staff at Playboy Mansion, she worked as a waitress and model at Hooters. 

According to Madison’s 2015 book, Down the Rabbit Hole, she asked to move into the mansion after her first night sleeping with Hefner and other women as part of his ‘bedtime routine.’ She was 21 years of age.

Madison was a star in E! The Girls Next Door, alongside Hefner’s main female friends at that time, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson. It aired for 91 episodes between 2005 and 2010. 

Madison and Hefner had a special relationship that was part of the storyline. Madison even hinted at marriage several occasions. 

Marquardt was Madison’s bridesmaid in 2013. He has confirmed some Madison’s claims. Wilkinson did not agree to participate in the documentary and has previously stood by Hefner, according Yahoo Entertainment. 

Madison has since had two children with festival producer Pasquale Rotella. In 2013, the couple got married and were divorced in 2019.

Madison stated in Secrets of Playboy, “I believe I was attracted to the spotlight because it would have been a shortcut for feeling a connection to people.”

The new A&E docuseries lifts the lid on the 'dark underbelly' of the Playboy Mansion and founder Hugh Hefner, who died in 2017 at age 91

The new A&E docuseries lifts the lid on the ‘dark underbelly’ of the Playboy Mansion and founder Hugh Hefner, who died in 2017 at age 91

Hefner's soon Cooper Hefner has come out against the new series, calling it a 'case study of regret becoming revenge'

Cooper Hefner is soon to speak out against this new series. He calls it a case study of revenge becoming regrettable.

Madison says she never had casual sex before the first night she did with Hefner. 'I feel like I was kind of really asexual, so maybe I just wasn't ready for that,' she said in the documentary

Madison states that she had never been to casual sex prior to the night with Hefner. Madison said, “I felt kind of sexually asexual.”

Madison calls Hefner 'manipulative' and described the atmosphere in the Playboy Mansion, above, as 'cult-like'

Madison described Hefner as manipulative, and the Playboy Mansion was described by Madison above as being ‘cultlike.

She said that although she wasn’t attracted to Hef physically, “I did find him charming.” 

She says that she was drawn to the ‘wholesome’ atmosphere and felt a need for community when she first entered two decades ago. Because she was unable to connect with men her age, Hefner allowed her to ‘buy into’ the relationship.  

She slept the first night with him with other women. 

Madison stated that there was no seduction, romance, or any other type of sexual activity during the evening. 

The screen was showing pornography, she said. 

‘The women were surrounding him.’

“I have never been casually sex with anyone before.” She says that she felt like she was asexual and wasn’t prepared for it. It was very robotic and mechanical, and one would follow other women’s leads. I found it really disgusting that Hef refused to wear protection. It had such a profound effect on my life. It was not something I expected.

According to her book, “Nobody was really in the mood” during bedtime (except Hef, which I assume) and no one turned on the least bit. It was just for entertainment, like the porn.  

“Much to my delight, my turn ended just as fast as it began,” she said.

“It was the most disconnected experience I have ever had. The intimacy was completely absent. It was all about the silence. It was so short that I cannot even remember what it felt like other than having my heavy body on top.

Madison, above with Hefner in 2002, says she was disgusted by how Hefner refused to use protection

Madison (above with Hefner 2002) says that she was dismayed by Hefner’s refusal to use protection

Hefner, who launched the first edition of Playboy in 1953, had fashioned himself as a champion of freedom of sexuality and freedom of speech in a repressive post-war era

Hefner was the man who published Playboy’s first edition in 1953. He had been a strong advocate for freedom of expression and sexuality in an oppressive postwar period.

By the 1970s, Playboy had taken off and Hefner opened up dozens of Playboy clubs where members gained entry using a key. He is seen with an entourage of Playboy Bunnies in 1966

Playboy was a popular sport by the 1970s. Hefner set up numerous Playboy clubs, where each member could gain entry with a key. A group of Playboy Bunnies accompany him in 1966.

Madison described Hefner as manipulative in the documentary and the atmosphere at the mansion was cult-like.

Alexandra Dean, Secrets of Playboy director says that Madison’s description was not surprising.

“I talked to several former Playboy friends who shared similar experiences by the time I heard this,’ Dean said. What I discovered about Playboy women was that they often came from a background of conflicting views on their sexuality and beauty. Dean shared this information with Yahoo! Entertainment. 

The following is a list of some [the women]They had lived in abusive homes or suffered from some form of abuse prior to coming to Playboy. Holly and others may have experienced a childhood that left them with a dissociative disorder. This meant they didn’t feel equipped to defend their own defenses when they first came to Playboy.

Madison is not a victim, she said.

“It’s passive and I don’t think it is a good word for humans. It’s a mixture, you know? Holly, I believe, is like us all, a mixture, she stated. 

“I believe Holly is a person with a lot of autonomy in her life. She will be the first to have that. Are you sure Playboy exploited Holly? You bet. It’s possible to use someone in this situation, even though she walked in with her eyes closed.

This new series features exclusive interviews with Playboy insiders. These include Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriends Holly Madison, Sondra Theodore and former ‘Bunny Mother’ PJ Masten. 

Theodore, now 65, tells how she 'watched girl after girl show up, fresh faced, adorable and their beauty just washed away' due to the toxic environment at Playboy

Theodore, 65 years old, relates how Playboy’s toxic environment ruined her beauty. 

Hefner pitted his girlfriends against each other and the plastic surgery was 'compulsive' as they tried to keep up with each other, Madison said

Hefner pitted his girlfriends up against one another and plastic surgery was a ‘compulsive,’ Madison stated. 

Theodore, 65, revealed how group sex was conducted at Theodore’s home five nights per week. This ‘broke’ me like a horse. first published the story.

Hefner hosted weekly ‘Pig Nights,’ where he would invite a dozen prostitutes in to have sex. 

According to Docuseries, Don Cornelius, a revered Soul Train host, was one of two Playboy bunnies held hostage by Don Cornelius and then raped the other. 

Theodore stated that Hefner had invited prominent journalists to play at the Playboy house ‘on purpose’ in order to record them.

She explained that regrets are often made by people who do not realize it. He has the right to make sure they don’t end up in a negative situation.

Interviews with Linda Lovelace (70s porn star) are also included in the series. She claims she was made to do oral sex with a German Shepherd, while Hefner watched. 

This documentary examines the legacy of Playboy’s iconic publisher who passed away in 2017.

Hefner was 27 years old at the time he published Playboy’s first edition in 1953.

The first issue featured Marilyn Monroe as the cover and sold over 50,000 copies. It also spawned a business empire that spanned many decades.

Playboy sold seven million copies per month by the 1970s. Hefner set up numerous Playboy clubs, where members could gain entry with a key that literally opens the front door.  

Hefner saw himself as an advocate for freedom of sexuality, and freedom to speak in the post-war period.

However, the counterresponse began in the 1970s when the feminist movement decried the objectification of women.

Playboy’s relevance has been a struggle in recent years. In 2020, the magazine stopped printing printed copies. Many former Playmates also spoke out against this culture following the MeToo movement.

Former Playboy Bunny Mother PJ Masten speaks of the 'depravity' that took place at Playboy's venues, recalling how porn star Lisa Lovelace was once drugged and forced to perform oral sex on a dog

Ex-Playboy Bunny Mom PJ Masten talks about the ‘depravity” that occurred at Playboy’s locations. She recalls how Lisa Lovelace, a pornstar, was drugged and made to have oral sex with a dog. 

The documentary is a critical reexamination of the legacy of iconic Playboy publisher, who died in 2017 aged 91

This documentary examines the legacy of Playboy’s iconic publisher who passed away in 2017.

The most shocking portrayal of Hefner is “Secrets of Playboy”, which features interviews with Playboy Bunnies as well as former Playboy associates.

Miki Garcia was the former Director of Playmate Promotions. She said, “It was cultlike.” These women were conditioned and made to believe that they belonged to this family. He believed that these women belonged to him (Hefner).

“We had playmates who overdosed and that took their own lives.”

Sondra, an ex-model and actress who once dated Hefner between the 1970s and 1980s, is one of the most troubling accounts.

According to the documentary, Hefner (left) had a stockpile of Quaaludes, the powerful sedative which Bill Cosby's (right) accusers claimed he drugged them with, which he referred to as 'leg spreaders'

According to the documentary, Hefner (left) had a stockpile of Quaaludes, the powerful sedative which Bill Cosby’s (right) accusers claimed he drugged them with, which he referred to as ‘leg spreaders’ 

He was very demanding of her sexual pleasures and she admitted that he scared me. He demanded more.

“The average group sex session was five nights per week. The protocol was established. “He liked to direct, and you didn’t want to segue from it because it was irritating,” she said. 

Theodore stated that Hefner was a prodigious drug user. She sent her out numerous times to purchase cocaine, and the sex made me feel like a horse. 

She said, “It got ugly. I felt like a ringmaster. I had to put on the exact same show every night.” 

It used the same script as before: “Welcome, family. We are embracing you.” All it was was a lie.

“I saw girl after girl, beautiful and fresh-faced, show up. We were nothing to him…

‘…he looked like a vampire. He took the life of these women for decades.

Lisa Loving Barrett was Hefner’s executive assistant in the 1980s and 1990s. She claimed that Hefner kept a large stockpile Quaaludes. This powerful sedative is what Bill Cosby’s accusers claim he used to drug them.

Barrett claimed that Playboy’s drug had been called the ‘leg spreadingers’ at their mansion and were therefore regarded as an ‘unnecessary evil because they could make women do almost anything.

Hefner, Barrett, and other workers at the mansion would each have their own prescriptions. Hefner would gather them all, and then keep them in a drawer in his room, where they could be given to any women.

Barrett stated that Hefner took small doses of Dexedrine each day in order to stay alert.