Holly Madison details Hugh Hefner's cruel behaviour in new clip for Playboy docu-series

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(L-R) Playboy bunny Sheila Levell, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and Playboy bunny Holly Madison.
(L-R) Playboy bunny Sheila Levell, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and Playboy bunny Holly Madison.
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  • A&E Networks has released new footage from the upcoming documentary, Secrets of Playboy.
  • The 10-part series will reportedly shed light on the hidden truths of the Playboy empire.
  • Holly Madison details Hugh Hefner's cruel behaviour towards her in the new clip.


In a new clip from the upcoming A+E documentary, Secrets of Playboy, Holly Madison details Hugh Hefner's cruel behaviour towards her.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the doc-series will explore how the Playboy "machine was a powerful force that, at its worst, manipulated women in a toxic environment, silencing their voices, pitting them against one another, and opening the door to sexual predators."

The 10-part series will premiere early next year and feature exclusive interviews with insiders and archival footage.

READ MORE | New docu-series unveils the hidden truths of the Playboy empire

The 41-year-old television personality dated Playboy founder Hugh Hefner for seven years. She appeared on the reality show The Girls Next Door, which followed Holly, and Hugh's other two girlfriends, Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt, who lived with him in the Playboy Mansion.

In the 1:40 minute clip, Holly recalls when the Playboy founder "flipped" out on her after getting her hair cut.

"I got to a point not too far into my time there—I think I was only six months in—where I kind of broke under that pressure and being made to feel like I needed to look exactly like everybody else. My hair was really long naturally, and I was just like, I'm gonna go chop my hair off so I can at least look a little different.

When she came back with the new short hairdo, she said, "he was screaming at me and said it made me look old, hard and cheap."

Bridget Marquardt, who appears in the documentary, also speaks on how Hugh treated Holly: "Hef would be pretty abrasive in the way he said things to Holly."

"I remember there were times probably within the first couple years I lived there when I felt like I was just in this cycle of gross things, and I didn't know what to do," said Holly later in the clip.

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