The Playboy founder spoke exlcusively with Us Weekly on Sunday, following a weeks worth of articles stemming from Madison's new book which pegs Hef as a manipulator, among other things.
"Over the course of my life I’ve had more than my fair share of romantic relationships with wonderful women," the Playboy founder explains to Us. "Many moved on to live happy, healthy, and productive lives, and I’m pleased to say remain dear friends today. Sadly, there are a few who have chosen to rewrite history in an attempt to stay in the spotlight. I guess, as the old saying goes: You can’t win 'em all!"
It isn't surprising that the 89-year-old has spoken out against the claims laid out in Down the Rabbit Hole, but the former Girls Next Door star preemptively let out her feelings on his reaction to her memoir in an interview with E! Online:
"After some years have passed, I don't really find him to be a very genuine person. I feel like if I were to get on the phone with him, everything out of his mouth would be PR b.s. I just have no desire. I don't even care what his reaction is to this. I'm doing this for me and I'm doing this so people can learn from my mistakes."