Barbi Benton, a well-known 60s and 70s playboy bunny and long-time girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, claims Bill Cosby was a regular at the Playboy Mansion and had a “bunny girlfriend” within four years of his marriage.
Benton told the Daily Mail Cosby visited Hefner’s famous Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles regularly and met up with an unidentified woman. She added that Cosby hung out at the mansion nearly every Friday and Saturday night, despite the fact he was married at the time.
“Bill Cosby was one of the first people I met at the mansion, shortly after I met Hef in 1968,” Benton said.
“I didn’t know whether he was married or not — I was 18, I wasn’t about to ask him.”
“It was unusual for a family man to be at the Mansion — especially as regularly as Cosby was,” she noted.
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Cosby married Camille in 1964, and the couple had two children and a third on the way by 1968.
“I saw him there so many times I couldn’t count them. He would come to be with this one particular girl — I am not going to name her, but I will say that her name has not come out in any of the recent accusations against Cosby,” Benton said.
Benton conceded she never heard rumors of Cosby raping anyone at the mansion, as has been reported.
To date, more than 20 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual misconduct, including allegations of rape.
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Benton noted that “the mansion wasn’t a place to get sex and that if a girl agreed to do anything, it was always meant to be of her own accord. She is sure that claims against Bill Cosby never reached the ears of Hefner, who she said was very protective over the girls,” according to Inquisitr.
“I am sure that Hef knew nothing of these allegations,” she said. “If he had done he would have barred Bill Cosby from the Mansion, even though he was such a good friend.”