In case you missed it, Madison recently opened up about her time in the Playboy Mansion and her relationship with Hugh, saying that she felt like she was in a “cutthroat cult” and claimed that women were forced to have sex with the Playboy founder before they could move in.
“Looking back at it, it was a very Stockholm syndrome kind of thing where I felt like I identified with him, he was complimenting me so much,” Madison recalled in an interview with the Call Her Daddy podcast. “I started, in my mind, started blaming all the other problems on the other women.”
Shortly after Madison’s interview, Wilkinson, who was living in the Mansion at the same time, hit back at the claims.
“OK if you believe this will help women then I will try to understand…I wish I had more time with Holly to understand this side…I wish her the best in life and this helps heal her,” she wrote on social media.
Now, Crystal, who married Hugh in 2012, has weighed in on the feud.
“I understand that Holly is probably finding healing by speaking about her experience, for sure,” she told Us Weekly on Friday, April 23. “I noticed because I’m trying to find my own healing as I reflect back.
“I know Holly went through some very hard things at the mansion. I think some of the things I went through are harder… I can understand the contention between Holly and Kendra, especially because Kendra was kind of more checked out. And so, she had to deal with less, like, psychologically at the mansion. And I think that might be a source of bitterness with Holly.”
“I can completely understand Holly there because I was in the position that Holly was in,” she continued. “I became Hef’s wife. I was with him all the time. I became just so invested in his life almost to the point of losing myself, so I can understand her perspective.”
Crystal then went on to defend Wilkinson via social media app MeWe, saying, “I was at the mansion for a DECADE almost four years ago now and these ladies and their drama were there years before that. I side with Kendra here. Not sure why these women who shared an incredibly uncommon and rare experience (that will never be repeated in our lifetimes) can’t get along? Maybe for the same reasons Holly and Bridget [Marquardt] despise me for absolutely NO reason. I hope one day we can all get along and compare experiences.”
Hefner died in 2017 at age 91 and left behind Crystal, who was his third wife.
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