Even as multiple women accuse the late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner of sexual depravity, at least one person is coming to his defense. Kate Moss claims she saw no examples of bad behavior during her visit to Hefner’s famous Southern California mansion.
The 48-year-old supermodel made her assertions during a recent interview with British Vogue.
“Well, I met Hugh Hefner, I went to his house. I really liked him and he was there with his kids and a few of his bunnies and one of his bunnies took me round the house and gave me a tour and stuff,” she told the publication of visiting the Playboy Mansion in 2013 while shooting for the cover and an 18-page spread in the magazine.
“I met his secretary who’d been with him for like 70 years, they’re just like a lovely institution or something, family vibes. I don’t know, I really liked it, there was nothing like seedy or gross about it. It was kind of really playful,” Moss continued.
Plenty of other mansion visitors tell a different story, however. Many claims were recently made with the release of the 10-part A&E network docuseries “Secrets of Playboy,” which included interviews with Hefner’s former girlfriends and employees.
Director of Playmate Promotions Miki Garcia described the overall atmosphere as toxic, The Daily Wire previously reported.
She said, “It was cult-like. The women had been groomed and led to believe they were part of this family. [Hefner] really did believe he owned these women. We had Playmates that overdosed, that committed suicide.”
Many documentary participants said Hefner was so desensitized to sexual acts that he demanded bizarre situations to become aroused. The documentary participants accused the media mogul of watching snuff films and engaging in sex acts with animals.
Former Playboy bunnies and “The Girls Next Door” stars Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt recently launched a podcast called “Girls Next Level” which explores more details about their time as Hefner’s live-in girlfriends. The women claim that they were reluctant participants in orgies and other sex sessions.
Madison claims she was drunk the first time she had sex with Hefner and that the “whole experience” was “traumatic” for her. She and Marquardt also alleged that Hefner would fake cry to get his way, including when it came to having sex with the women in the mansion.
“It was insanity and something I would have never expected from a cultural icon,” Madison said. “I just had this idea in my mind of what I thought Hеf was gonna be based on what he’d accomplished … and he’s a fake crier.”
Hefner died in 2017 at the age of 91.