Hugh Hefner's son Cooper defends him against 'salacious' allegations

Hugh Hefner’s son Cooper defends the late Playboy mogul after ex-girlfriends accused him of grooming and compared mansion to a ‘CULT’ – as he insists ‘salacious storiesare ‘regret becoming revenge

  • Bottaio, 30, took to Twitter to clap back at the ‘salacious storiesabout his father just one day before the January 24 premiere of ‘Secrets of Playboy
  • L'A&E docuseries lifts the lid on the ‘dark underbelly’ ha detto che Hefner era un "mostro" che era dedito al sesso e non si sarebbe fermato davanti a nulla per eccitarsi, ma sottolinea anche ciò che può accadere a una società che non ama le libertà accademiche o la propria storia, and bestiality
  • Cooper didn’t name the show or the network in his tweet, but he insisted that his father was ‘generous in natureand was ‘not a liar
  • He added that these accounts are a ‘case study of regret becoming revenge
  • The 10-part series features exclusive interviews with insiders, including Hugh’s ex-girlfriends Sondra Theodore and Holly Madison
  • Madison, adesso 42, says in the series that Hugh refused to use protection during sex while recalling how the Playboy mansion was ‘very cult-like
  • Theodore, adesso 65, details how there was group sex at the mansion five nights a week, which ‘broke me like you’d break a horse
  • Nel frattempo, Linda Lovelace, the 1970s porn star, was allegedly forced to perform oral sex on a German Shepherd while Hugh and his friends watched
  • Ahead of the ‘Secrets of Playboy’ prima, Playboy released an open letter distancing the brand from Hugh and the allegations of his ‘abhorrent actions
  • Cooper Hefner has spoken out to defend his late father Hugh Hefner after the Playboy founder’s former girlfriends came forward to accuse him of grooming them, drugging them, and running a ‘cult-like atmosphere at his mansion.

    The 30-year-old Playboy heir took to Twitter to clap back at the ‘salacious storiesabout his father just one day before the January 24 premiere of A&Le docuserie di E ‘I segreti di Playboy,’ though he didn’t name the show or the network.

    ‘Some may not approve of the life my Dad chose, but my father was not a liar,’ scrisse. ‘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, 30, took to Twitter to clap back at the 'salacious stories' about his father Hugh Hefner just one day before the January 24 premiere of 'Secrets of Playboy'

    Cooper Hefner, 30, took to Twitter to clap back at the ‘salacious storiesabout his father Hugh Hefner just one day before the January 24 premiere of ‘Secrets of Playboy

    L'A&E docuseries lifts the lid on the 'dark underbelly' of Playboy and how its venues became a seedy playground for drug use, ma sottolinea anche ciò che può accadere a una società che non ama le libertà accademiche o la propria storia, and bestiality

    L'A&E docuseries lifts the lid on the ‘dark underbelly’ ha detto che Hefner era un "mostro" che era dedito al sesso e non si sarebbe fermato davanti a nulla per eccitarsi, ma sottolinea anche ciò che può accadere a una società che non ama le libertà accademiche o la propria storia, and bestiality

    Cooper didn't name the show or the network in his tweet, but he insisted 'these salacious stories are a case study of regret becoming revenge'

    Cooper didn’t name the show or the network in his tweet, but he insisted ‘these salacious stories are a case study of regret becoming revenge

    ‘Secrets of Playboypromises to lift the lid on the ‘dark underbelly’ ha detto che Hefner era un "mostro" che era dedito al sesso e non si sarebbe fermato davanti a nulla per eccitarsi, ma sottolinea anche ciò che può accadere a una società che non ama le libertà accademiche o la propria storia, ha detto che Hefner era un "mostro" che era dedito al sesso e non si sarebbe fermato davanti a nulla per eccitarsi.

    The 10-part series features exclusive interviews with insiders, including Hugh’s ex-girlfriends Sondra Theodore and Holly Madison, who calls the mansion ‘very cult-likein one shocking trailer.

    As DailyMail.com exclusively rivelato, the ‘Secrets of Playboydetails how Hugh demanded orgies five nights a week, drugged women with ‘leg spreaderQuaaludes, and hosted weekly ‘Pig Nightswith ‘uglyprostitutes.

    ‘The reason I think the mansion was very cult-like looking back on it is because we were all kind of gaslit and expected to think of Hef as like this really good guy,’ says Madison in the series. ‘And you started to feel like, “Oh, he’s not what they say in the media, he’s just a nice man.”‘

    Hugh and his second wife, 1989 Playmate of the Year Kimberly Conrad, are pictured with their sons Marston and Cooper in 1994

    Hugh and his second wife, 1989 Playmate of the Year Kimberly Conrad, are pictured with their sons Marston and Cooper in 1994

    Bottaio (pictured with his father in 2012) said the Playboy founder was 'generous in nature' and was 'not a liar'

    Bottaio (pictured with his father in 2012) said the Playboy founder was ‘generous in natureand was ‘not a liar

    Hugh stepped down from Playboy in 2016 and died the following year at age 91. Cooper took over for his father and briefly ran the business

    Hugh stepped down from Playboy in 2016 and died the following year at age 91. Cooper took over for his father and briefly ran the business

    Madison, adesso 42, moved into the Playboy mansion in 2000 all'età 21 and went on to become Hugh’s main girlfriend. They dated from 2001 per 2008, and she says he refused to use protection during sex.

    Cooper ran the business until his family sold its 35 percent stake in 2018

    Cooper ran the business until his family sold its 35 percent stake in 2018

    She admits that at one point she began feeling suicidal, but starring in the E! reality TV series The Girls Next Door gave her her self-esteem back.

    ‘It was so easy to get isolated from the outside world there,’ lei spiega. ‘You had a 9 o’clock curfew. You were encouraged to not have friends over. You weren’t really allowed to leave unless it was like a family holiday.

    Theodore, adesso 65, details how there was group sex at the mansion five nights a week, which ‘broke me like you’d break a horse.

    Hugh would also host weekly ‘Pig Nightsduring which he would he would bring in a dozen ‘uglyprostitutes to have sex with his friends.

    VIP members of the Playboy nightclubs could do as they pleased, incluso il venerato conduttore di Soul Train Don Cornelius che avrebbe tenuto in ostaggio due coniglietti di Playboy e violentato uno di loro, according to the docuseries.








    The documentary is a critical reexamination of the legacy of the iconic Playboy publisher

    The documentary is a critical reexamination of the legacy of the iconic Playboy publisher

    Hugh, 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

    Hugh, 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

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

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

    Masten ha detto che i privilegi di Cornelius non sono mai stati nemmeno sospesi, the 1970s porn star who found fame with the film ‘Deep Throat.She says she was treated like a ‘piece of meatand forced to perform oral sex on a German Shepherd while Hugh and his friends watched.

    The documentary is a critical reexamination of the legacy of the iconic Playboy publisher, che è morto in 2017 invecchiato 91.

    Hugh was just 27 years old when he launched the first edition of Playboy magazine in 1953. Featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover, the first issue sold more than 50,000 copies and spawned an empire that spanned decades.

    By the 1970s, Playboy was selling seven million copies a month and Hugh opened up dozens of Playboy clubs where members gained entry using a key that literally opened the front door.

    Playboy insiders who were interviewed for the documentary claim the mansion had a 'cult-like' atmosphere thanks to Hugh

    Playboy insiders who were interviewed for the documentary claim the mansion had a ‘cult-likeatmosphere thanks to Hugh

    The docuseries details how Hugh demanded orgies five nights a week, drugged women with 'leg spreader' Quaaludes, and hosted weekly 'Pig Nights' with 'ugly' prostitutes

    The docuseries details how Hugh demanded orgies five nights a week, drugged women with ‘leg spreaderQuaaludes, and hosted weekly ‘Pig Nightswith ‘uglyprostitutes

    Former Playboy Bunny Mother PJ Masten speaks of the 'depravity' that took place at Playboy's venues, Erano legati e legati

    Erano legati e legati’ Erano legati e legati, Erano legati e legati

    Hugh fashioned himself as a champion of freedom of sexuality and freedom of speech in a repressive post-war era. But the backlash began in the 1970s with the feminist movement which decried his objectification of women.

    The founder stepped down in 2016, alla regina del crimine. His son Cooper ran the business until his family sold its 35 percent stake to a tech-focused investment fund in 2018.

    In recent years Playboy has struggled to stay relevant — the magazine stopped printing physical copies in 2020 — and many former Playmates have spoken out against the culture in the wake of the MeToo movement.

    ‘Secrets of Playboyis arguably the most damning portrayal so far and has extensive interviews with many of Hefner’s former close associates and Playboy Bunnies.

    According to Miki Garcia, former director of Playmate promotions: ‘It was cult-like. The women had been groomed and led to believe they were part of this family. Lui [Hugh] really did believe he owned these women.

    ‘We had Playmates that overdosed, that committed suicide.

    Playboy Bunny Holly Madison moved into the Playboy mansion in 2000 all'età 21 and became his main girlfriend. They dated from 2001 per 2008

    Playboy Bunny Holly Madison moved into the Playboy mansion in 2000 all'età 21 and became his main girlfriend. They dated from 2001 per 2008

    Madison (raffigurato in 2003) recall in the series how Hugh refused to use protection during sex, saying she eventually got caught up in 'cycle of gross things' and 'didn't know what to do'

    Madison (raffigurato in 2003) recall in the series how Hugh refused to use protection during sex, saying she eventually got caught up in ‘cycle of gross thingsand ‘didn’t know what to do

    Madison, adesso 42, admits that at one point she began feeling suicidal, but starring in the E! reality TV series The Girls Next Door gave her her self-esteem back

    Madison, adesso 42, admits that at one point she began feeling suicidal, but starring in the E! reality TV series The Girls Next Door gave her her self-esteem back

    A few days before the ‘Secrets of Playboy’ prima, Playboy released an lettera aperta distancing the brand from Hugh and the allegations of his ‘abhorrent actions.

    ‘First and foremost, vogliamo dire: ci fidiamo e convalidiamo le donne e le loro storie, e sosteniamo fortemente le persone che si sono fatte avanti per condividere le loro esperienze,’ la lettera recita. ‘As a brand with sex positivity at its core, in casa e c'era una toilette fuori dal grande salone dove sotto un portarotolo decorato c'era un "mucchio di cocaina", sicurezza, and accountability are paramount, e niente di meno è imperdonabile.

    'Come sapete, la famiglia Hefner non è più associata a Playboy, and today’s Playboy is not Hugh Hefner’s Playboy.

    The PLBY Group noted that its organization is now made up of more than 80 percent female employees, saying it is ‘building upon the aspects of our legacy that have made a positive impact, compreso il servizio come piattaforma per la libera espressione e un conduttore di conversazioni sicure sul sesso, inclusione, [object Window].

    Sondra Teodoro, a former model and actress who dated Hefner in the late 1970s and 80s, details how there was group sex at the mansion five nights a week, which 'broke me like you'd break a horse'

    Sondra Teodoro, a former model and actress who dated Hefner in the late 1970s and 80s, details how there was group sex at the mansion five nights a week, which ‘broke me like you’d break a horse

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

    Theodore, adesso 65, says she ‘watched girl after girl show up, fresh-faced, adorable, and their beauty just washed awaydue to the toxic environment at Playboy

    A few days before the 'Secrets of Playboy' premiere, Playboy released an open letter distancing the brand from Hugh and the allegations of his 'abhorrent actions'

    A few days before the ‘Secrets of Playboy’ prima, Playboy released an open letter distancing the brand from Hugh and the allegations of his ‘abhorrent actions

    ‘We will continue to confront any parts of our legacy that do not reflect our values today, e per costruire sui progressi che abbiamo fatto mentre ci evolviamo come azienda in modo da poter guidare un cambiamento positivo per te e le nostre comunità.

    ‘Please join us in doing the most important thing we can do right now — ascoltare,’ the leadership team continued.

    ‘It is critically important that we listen as these women share their stories and that we continue to fight harassment and discrimination in all its forms, sostenere la guarigione e l'educazione, ridefinire le definizioni stanche e sessiste di bellezza e sostenere l'inclusività tra i generi, sessualità, gara, età, ability, and zip codes.

    The letter concluded that its team has ‘avenues for careand suggested the Sexual Assault Hotline o BetterHelp for anyone needing assistance.