Holly Madison’s Memoir Reveals A Horrorshow Of A Life At The Playboy Mansion
Holly Madison, successful escapee of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion, has a new tell-all memoir out and it looks like it’s gonna be a good one. Shelve all of your preconceived notions about “Down The Rabbit-Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of A Former Playboy Bunny” being a frothy tiptoe through the tulips, a missive run through a PR-machine. It’s going to be good: According to UsWeekly, she never, ever had to sign an NDA. Wow.
Madison tells tales of verbal and emotional abuse at the hands of Hef, who ran the Playboy Mansion and the women within it like he was the producer of a fucked-up version of Survivor. “I learned Hef was the manipulator and that he pitted us against one another”, she said. Hefner also offered Madison Quaaludes the first time he met her, calling them “thigh openers”, which is a cool and classy term for a powerful downer that hasn’t been available since the ’70s. When Madison decided to move out, Hefner pulled out all the stops, and tried to buy her off with a cool $3mil.
“It was there, in black and white,” she wrote. “The will stated that $3,000,000 would be bestowed to Holly Madison at the time of his death (provided I still lived in the Mansion). At the time, it was more money than I’d ever know what to do with… But I didn’t want it. I actually pitied him for stooping to that level. I couldn’t help but be offended. Did he really think he could buy me? I put the folder back on the bed just as I had found it and never breathed a word of it.”
The book is out June 23, and that lack of NDA means it’s going to be revealing as hell.