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Former Playboy Bunny explains why she never spoke out before Hugh Hefner's death

Callum Jones

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Former Playboy Bunny explains why she never spoke out before Hugh Hefner's death

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A former Playboy Bunny has explained why she never spoke to Hugh Hefner before his death in 2017.

Since the Playboy founder died over five years ago, many women have come out and spoke about their time with Hefner and in the most infamous mansion on the planet.

One of those recently is Holly Madison, who said she called her relationship quits with Hefner several years before he died.

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The pair had an unconventional relationship in the Playboy Mansion, with them eventually breaking up in 2008.

But in a new interview with E! News, Madison revealed that she had nothing to say to Hefner before his death.

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She said: "It was odd because after I left the relationship, I was so shell-shocked because I realised that this vision I'd had of him the whole time as this amazing person was just kind of something I had wished for and kind of made up in my own head.

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"And I realised the person I was looking at was really a stranger. So, I never really had any desire to say anything to him."

While the former Playboy Bunny had nothing to say to Hefner before he died, Madison has now opened up about her relationship with the controversial figure and her time in the Playboy Mansion.

She said: "I knew there was problems in the relationship the whole time, and, obviously, super huge red flags.

"But there was also the other side of the relationship where we were really close and he would tell me all these positive things, so I always hoped that things would change."

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Holly Madison and Hugh Hefner called it quits in 2008. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo
Holly Madison and Hugh Hefner called it quits in 2008. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Madison claimed that their relationship did start to change as she believes Hefner caused problems between herself and other girls in the mansion.

She added: "I couldn't put up with it anymore."

Madison is opening up just as her new six-part series The Playboy Murders releases tomorrow.

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The show hosted and produced by Madison follows the stories of several true crime cases within the world of Playboy.

Speaking on her new show, the former Playboy Bunny said: "There were so many cases I'd never heard of, and I was so intrigued and wanted to learn more.

"So, because this was about six different stories that were so different from my own—but I could relate to these women just because of our backgrounds—I really wanted to be a part of it."

Topics: News, US News

Callum Jones
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