Hugh Hefner Responds to Holly Madison's Tell-All Book: She Has 'Chosen to Rewrite History'

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 9:58 AM PDT, June 22, 2015
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Hugh Hefner is responding to Holly Madison's shocking tell-all.

The former Playboy Bunny details the emotional abuse she says she endured while living in the Playboy mansion with Hugh Hefner in her memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, and now the 89-year-old is addressing the allegations.

"Over the course of my life, I've had more than my fair share of romantic relationships with wonderful women. Many moved on to live happy, healthy and productive lives, and I’m pleased to say remain dear friends today," Hefner says in a statement to ET. "Sadly, there are a few who have chosen to rewrite history in an attempt to stay in the spotlight. I guess, as the old saying goes: You can’t win 'em all!"

In her memoir, Madison accuses her ex of being manipulative.

"I learned Hef was the manipulator and that he pitted us against one another," she writes about her relationship with other girls at the mansion. "I don't have any loyalty to Hef. I haven’t talked to him in four years, so there's no reason to reach out now. Besides, it's the truth."

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Madison further claims that the first time she met Hefner, he offered her drugs that he called "thigh openers" and that when she decided to move out of the mansion, he allegedly tried to bribe her with $3 million in his will to get her to stay.

In her memoir, Madison says she contemplated suicide in a bathtub "after losing her identity, her sense of self-worth, and her hope for the future."

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Madison and Hefner split in 2008 after being together for five years. In 2013, she married Pasquale Rotella in Disneyland, and the couple has a 2-year old daughter, Rainbow Aurora.

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