Hugh Hefner's Son Charged In Alleged Beating

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Marston Hefner, Hugh Hefner's oldest son, has been officially charged with allegedly beating his girlfriend Claire Sinclair -- 2011's Playmate of the Year.

Marston was charged with one count of corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant, as well as one count of vandalism, and could be facing up to a year and a half in county jail if convicted on both counts.

Hugh Hefner's Son Arrested

Marston was arrested on Feb. 12 in Pasadena, California, in response to a call of a "suspected domestic violence battery." According to the Pasadena Police Department, Sinclair was found to have minor injuries.

She has since obtained an emergency restraining order against him.

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Hugh Hefner reacted to the arrest in a quote to People, saying, "If they care about each other, they'll patch it up."

Marston's court date is March 21st.