Holly Madison is spilling all the tea on her time living in the Playboy Mansion.
In the upcoming A&E docuseries “Secrets of Playboy”, the “Girls Next Door” star doesn’t hold back when speaking about her experience as one of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s multiple live-in girlfriends.
“The reason I think the mansion was very cult-like, looking back on it, is because we were all kind of gaslit and expected to think of Hef as, like, this really good guy,” Madison says in a clip from the upcoming series.
“You started to feel like, ‘Oh, he’s not what they say in the media — he’s just a nice man.'”
Madison continued: “Another thing that reminds me of a cult is how it was so easy to get isolated from the outside world there,” she explained. “You had a 9 o’clock curfew, you were encouraged to not have friends over. You weren’t really allowed to leave unless it was, like, a family holiday.”
In a lengthy statement to E! News, Playboy addressed the claims laid out by Madison in the docuseries clip.
“Today’s Playboy is not Hugh Hefner’s Playboy,” the company said. “We trust and validate these women and their stories and we strongly support those individuals who have come forward to share their experiences.”
Finally, noting that its workforce is now over 80 per cent female, Playboy added, “We will never be afraid to confront the parts of our legacy as a company that do not reflect our values today” and “we are committed to our ongoing evolution as a company and to driving positive change for our communities.”
“Secrets of Playboy” premieres Jan. 24.