Holly Madison maintains that in his effort to convince her not to leave him, that Hugh Hefner made her aware of the future disbursement of his will.
Madison was one of Hef's many girlfriends who lived in the Playboy mansion. She spoke with Oprah Winfrey in an interview that airs today, explaining how seeing her name mentioned in Hugh Hefner's will made her feel.
"Hef and I started hitting kind of a rocky patch when it became clear that Bridget and Kendra were leaving, they were moving on to new things,"Holly Madison tells Oprah. "I just had enough and just realized all the delusions I'd been under and that this was no longer the life for me."
She goes on to say she entered High Hefner's bedroom to gather some of her things she was packing.
"I found on my side of the bed a folder that he left out," she says. "And in his will, he'd left me $3 million."
— E! Online (@eonline) September 25, 2015
"It was very clear to me that he'd left that out for me to see, because he was hoping it would change my mind and get me to stay," she adds. "But it just kinda disgusted me more than anything because all he can do is say, 'Oh, here, I'm gonna throw you some money to get you to stay.' It just...grossed me out.'"
Holly Madison left Hugh Hefner just the same. She details much of her life inside the Playboy mansion in her book, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny. Hefner hasn't commented directly on any of Holly Madison's claims, but has said he has ex-girlfriends "who have chosen to rewrite history in an attempt to stay in the spotlight."
Former fellow Playboy bunny and another of Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriends, Kendra Wlkinson, who starred alongside Holly Madison in The Girls Next Door, slammed the claims Holly Madison made in her book, calling them lies.
— People magazine (@people) September 25, 2015
“Someone needs to have a voice against this. Hef won’t do it. He’s too nice of a guy,” Kendra Wilkinson says. “It’s just weird how someone can get away with such a thing.”
Holly Madison holds firm to the truths she wrote in her book. Both she and Kendra Wilkinson have been quite verbal about their dislike of each other.
Why do you suppose Holly Madison included the detail about Hugh Hefner's will in her memoir?