« Nothing shabby or rude about it »
Kate Moss has defended Hugh Hefner’s infamous Playboy Mansion, saying the sprawling 29-room house has a ‘family vibe’ and isn’t ‘shabby or gross’ – despite recent allegations.
The British model made the claims in an interview with British Vogue, amid allegations from former Playboy bunnies of abuse and misconduct at the infamous mansion.
Moss, 48, however, praised the late publisher, recalling visiting the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles in 2013 just before his 40th birthday, shooting for the cover and an 18-page run in Playboy.
« Well I met Hugh Hefner, I went to his house. I really liked him and he was there with his kids and a couple of his bunnies and one of his bunnies showed me around. the house and showed me around and stuff,” she told the publication.
“I met his secretary who had been with him for about seventy years, they’re like a nice institution or something, family vibes. “I don’t know, I really liked it, there was nothing seedy or rude about it. It was kind of fun,” added Moss, who is no stranger to defending men under fire. The former Calvin Klein muse also defended her ex Johnny Depp, 59, against unsavory charges brought during his recent defamation lawsuit with Amber Heard, 36.
Hefner – who died in 2017 at 91 – threw parties and entertained guests at the mansion, usually in the presence of models. However, since his death, former bunnies and sex partners have come forward to accuse the mogul of abuse.
Former Playboy Bunnies Holly Madison, 42, and Bridget Marquardt, 47 – who were both dating the late mogul and were considered his ‘main girlfriends’ – have revealed some jaw-dropping information about Hugh Hefner and life at the Playboy Mansion in their new podcast « Girls Level Up. »
Madison co-hosted « Girls Next Door » on E! with Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson, 37 in the early 2000s.
In a recent episode, the women revealed Hefner had a « black book, » which he used to keep a record of the women in the house.
« The black book kept track of a few different things, » Marquardt said. « He was keeping track of when someone got their allowance. He would mark it so you couldn’t ask for it twice.
« He also kept track of who slept with him and when, » she said.
The women also opened up about their sex life with Hugh Hefner, with Madison describing it as « hell » and « traumatic ».
“He wouldn’t move. He would be like a bump on the log in the middle of the bed,” she recalled, adding that the women of the mansion “wanted to have [the sex] get it over with as quickly as possible » because they weren’t « into it ».
“We thought it was a chore we had to do or we’d get kicked out of the house. Everyone just wanted it to pass as quickly as possible,” Madison said.
Shocking revelations about the Playboy mansion behind closed doors surfaced earlier this year in an explosive 10-part A&E documentary, ‘Secrets of Playboy’, exposing the dark side of Hefner’s empire by claiming that he had built it on the backs of vulnerable women.
Former Bunnies have revealed being forced into orgies and having unprotected sex with Hefner, heavy drugs and alcohol, sexual assault and even bestiality.