These Playboy Bunnies have their claws out.
Kendra Wilkinson and Holly Madison dated Hugh Hefner at the same time and co-starred on The Girls Next Door for six seasons — but their accounts of life inside the Playboy Mansion couldn’t be more different.
Madison’s 2015 book Down the Rabbit Hole accuses the now 90-year-old Hefner of emotional abuse, but Wilkinson has slammed her former friend as a liar and opportunist — a characterization she doubled down on in tweets Thursday night calling her a “bitch” for a new interview with PEOPLE magazine. (Wilkinson has since deleted the messages.)
“I’m protecting the reason I’m here. I’m protecting Hef, I’m protecting myself, I’m protecting the things that actually made us famous. I’m very appreciative, and I’m very loyal, and he did no wrong. He did no wrong to anyone, and if he did, you know I would be here telling you,” Wilkinson, 30, said Friday on Morning Men with Evan Cohen and Mike Babchik. “If I felt for once that he treated us unkind in any way, I would be here defending Holly. But I’m not.”
The mom of two said she has no regrets about her “fun” time with Hefner, though she joked that she, Madison and Bridget Marquardt were “prostitutes” who exchanged sex for an allowance and lavish gifts.
“I love him to death and I appreciate everything he’s done for me,” she told Jenny McCarthy on Dirty, Sexy, Funny. “He’s done zero harm in my eyes to anyone that I’ve ever seen, and his intentions were only to make everyone happy. It was just the woman’s choice to be there and f— him. That’s it. I mean, that was everybody’s choice. What do you think you’re going to do? You’re moving into the Playboy Mansion and dating a man who has multiple girlfriends.”
Of her scandalous past, Wilkinson said, “I’m embarrassed about it. I’m not going to lie. But I’m not going to sit here and run from it. You have to forgive every second. Hef did nothing wrong, but I made the choice to sleep with an 80-year-old man for some money, and I’m here to say that. But I ended up loving him at the end of the day, that’s the thing. I just choose to remain loyal to Hef.”
Wilkinson also stopped by Wake Up with Taylor, saying Madison should “refund” Hefner for how he pampered her and that she’s unsuccessfully tried to meet up to hash things out.
“I actually had an open letter saying I would be open to talking about this, we kind of owe it to ourselves,” she said. “I’m the type of person, if I see you and I see your eyes and I see the way you talk to me, I’ll feel some sort of sympathy for you and I’ll ride for you. If I feel you, I’ll end up riding for you. I would fight for her if I felt like she was being honest, but she’s running from me.”
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