“How does a person who is famous for being a gold digger paint themselves as a victim of a relationship they aggressively sought out for?” Cooper, 23, fumed in a Twitter rant against the author and married mom, 35, on Tuesday, June 23. “Holly Madison . . . and a few other lovely ladies that lived in L.A. make a Justice League-type group of wonderfully s–tty people.”
In her bombshell tell-all Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, exclusively excerpted by Us Weekly before it hit stores, Madison argued that she was emotionally and verbally abused while living as Hef’s No. 1 girlfriend in the Playboy Mansion.
She also alleged that he offered her drugs during their first night together, and offered to buy her in his will. “I realized I wasn’t treated well,” Madison told Us. “I’m done being afraid of people. 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.”
After splitting from Hefner, Madison told Us the Playboy founder would send her “creepy” letters after she would call him out in the press. “At the time I had a TV show [Holly’s World] on, so I was doing all kinds of random interviews and they’d ask me my opinion on the new Girls Next Door or who he was dating,” she explained. “If I said anything that was slightly not to his liking he’d send me some reprimanding type of letter.”
Hefner has clearly been on the defense since Madison released her juicy tome. “Over the course of my life I’ve had more than my fair share of romantic relationships with wonderful women,” Hefner exclusively told Us on June 21. “Many moved on to live happy, healthy, and productive lives, and I’m pleased to say remain dear friends today. 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!”
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