‘Dark Secrets of Playboy’: Hugh Hefner’s Former Butler Releases Memoir – What We Know!

Almost 40 years in the past, Hugh Hefner’s former private butler wrote a memoir about his time working on the Playboy Mansion. The ebook has remained unpublished — till now.

“The Darkish Secrets and techniques of Playboy,” from Across the Approach Publishing, will inform the story of Stefan Tetenbaum’s experiences as Hefner’s butler within the late ’70s and early ’80s. The memoir is now accessible digitally on Amazon and Kindle.

Tetenbaum’s memoir and private accounts of what he witnessed whereas working for Hefner additionally impressed the latest A&E docuseries, “Secrets and techniques of Playboy,” which examines Hefner’s empire by the lens of the #MeToo period. (Tetenbaum additionally appeared on-camera within the docuseries.)

“My story on the Playboy Mansion West through the peak years [of] 1978-80s was a rare interval of Playboy Enterprises’ energy and fame,” Tetenbaum says in an announcement, unique to Selection. “Working alongside Hefner gave me unimaginable perception into the each day life and instances of such a posh man and the world he created. It was his world — personal and hidden.”

The memoir paints an image of the day-to-day lifetime of Hefner, by his butler’s eyes, giving his intimate perspective from behind closed doorways on the mansion. The ebook will embody Tetenbaum’s account of the frequent hiring of prostitutes, video recordings, the mistreatment of girlfriends and Playmates, Membership Bunnies, celeb encounters and graphic particulars of life on the mansion.

In an announcement, Tetenbaum says the ebook explores “the darkish underbelly of the therapy of his girlfriend and the opposite girls who needed to be a part of the Playboy world professionally and behind the bed room doorways. Solely these individuals who lived there knew the reality of what was anticipated from them. I used to be not capable of publish this ebook till now as a result of the publishing world couldn’t take a danger with such an enormous determine within the media world. Hefner had large energy to cease anybody seeking to inform this story. Nobody might imagine these hair-raising tales then and a sure group of loyalists to Hefner nonetheless can’t imagine that this world of energy and abusive manipulation was true. This ebook is lastly capable of be believed as a result of virtually all of the chapters have unfolded throughout the previous couple of years. It is a time that the #MeToo motion and Time’s Up period have opened the eyes of many to imagine my story in 2022.”

Hefner, who began Playboy in 1953, was at all times a controversial determine. To some, he exploited girls and their our bodies. However to others, he was a progressive champion of homosexual rights, abortion and contraception, and was a significant a part of the sexual revolution.

Hefner died on the age of 91 in September 2017. After his demise, his household offered off their monetary stake in Playboy, which is now known as PLBY Group.

After the discharge of A&E’s docuseries, which is partly based mostly on Tetenbaum’s accounts, PLBY Group instantly distanced itself from Hefner’s empire. “The Hefner household is now not related to Playboy, and at this time’s Playboy just isn’t Hugh Hefner’s Playboy,” an organization spokesperson mentioned to Selection in an announcement, on the time. “We belief and validate these girls and their tales and we strongly help these people who’ve come ahead to share their experiences.”

Hefner’s son, Cooper Hefner, known as the 10-part collection “salacious” and got here to his late father’s protection, tweeting: “Some might not approve of the life my dad selected, however my father was not a liar. Nonetheless unconventional, he was honest in his method and lived actually.”

A whole bunch of ex-girlfriends, Playmates and workers additionally got here to Hefner’s protection after the docuseries premiered, calling him a person of “upstanding character” and categorizing the accusations within the collection as “unfounded.”

Tetenbaum’s writer says that his accounts within the memoir had been corroborated by “a number of individuals who shared or witnessed the identical or comparable experiences and finally participated within the docuseries.”

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