Hugh Hefner has been called out by many models for inappropriate gestures and years of sexual assault. The man behind the ‘Playboy’ empire was accused by Sondra Theodore saying that she witnessed Hefner rape a woman at the Playboy Mansion. Now, a former ‘Playboy bunny’. Karissa Shannon says that she was pregnant with his child at the age of 19. She says, “I wasn’t having sex with anyone else so it only could have been his baby. I just wanted to get rid of it as soon as possible. I didn’t want Hef to find out and he never did. I was disgusted with my body and felt like there was an alien inside my stomach.”
“It was like the devil was inside of me. I didn’t want anyone to know I was carrying an 83-year-old man’s child.” She further explains the abortion process that she carried out without Hef knowing. Shannon continues, “I found a clinic in LA. I got Hef’s security to drop us at the mall, pretending we were going shopping, then called my friend to pick us up. We were able to keep it secret.”
Karissa Shannon calls Hugh Hefner’s Playboy a ‘cult’
At the time, going to the Playboy mansion sounded the fanciest. But the reality was the opposite. Shannon says, “Hef acted like he owned you. If we broke his rules, six guards would drag us to our room and not let us leave. Hef called it ‘HMF arrest’, after his initials. He preyed on vulnerable young girls like us. He would offer you the world, then keep you trapped in his house, which was like a golden prison.”
The sisters accused Hef of grooming them and that he would force them to call him “papa.” Shannon continues, “We had just turned 18 and were so naïve. I remember Hef being very charming and nice. He was wearing silk pyjamas and slippers he always wears with his red robe. He was like a king in a castle – so powerful. He said, ‘Hey, will you come sit next to me?’ We could see other Playmates getting jealous.”
Hugh Hefner gave alcohol to the Shannon sisters at age 18
However, the sisters recalls, “We got really nervous. Hef noticed and said, ‘Why don’t you slip into something more comfortable?’ He pulled out silk pyjamas from Italy and we put them on. He pulled out this big pill like the type a horse would take. It was Quaalude, which we found out he used all the time.: Hef touched them after the drugs had taken over. Shannon recalls, “He told us the drugs would help with our anxiety. We smoked some pot. We felt frozen at first but after a while the pill made us loose and fuzzy.”
Moreover, she says, “He kept saying, ‘My babies, my babies,’ and cradling us as we lay either side of him. He told us to call him ‘Papa’. It was almost 5am when we got back to our room that first night and we agreed, ‘He is the devil. He has a black soul. He is going to hell.” Karissa Shannon was delighted when she learned that Hef had passed away.
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