Hugh Hefner was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine up until his death in 2017.
Hefner was infamous for the wild parties he hosted at the Playboy Mansion.
But now Hugh Hefner’s widow just revealed a secret about hidden cameras that has many politicians and celebrities on edge.
Playboy magazine founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner passed away in 2017 at the age of 91.
In December of 1953, Hefner published the first issue of Playboy, which featured Marilyn Monroe from a 1949 nude calendar shoot and sold more than 50,000 copies.
Hefner faced a lot of battles in his journey to turn Playboy into a household name.
In June of 1963, Hefner was arrested for promoting obscene literature after he published an issue of the magazine that featured nude shots of a woman with a man present in the bed.
Hefner lived at the infamous Playboy Mansion from 1974 until his death in 2017.
The Playboy Mansion served as the location for Hollywood A-list celebrities, the super wealthy, and members of the political class to attend lavish and wild parties.
In 2012, then 86-year-old Hugh Hefner married 26-year-old Crystal Hefner and the two remained together until his death in 2017.
Crystal Hefner is set to release her memoir, Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself, on January 23.
In the memoir, Hefner makes several wild accusations about her former husband that could make some politicians nervous.
Crystal admitted that she found “little spy holes” at the foot of Hugh’s bed as well as in other places around the mansion.
“When I asked him about them, he just shrugged,” she wrote.
Crystal said she asked her late husband “what are they for?”
“I used to do a lot of filming,” he told her. “VHS. I had hours of video, hundreds of sexy tapes.”
When she asked if he had permission to film the acts, Hugh Hefner told his wife that “it’s my bedroom, my house.”
Given that California is a two-party consent state, such filming would’ve been a crime.
As for who he filmed over the years, Crystal said Hugh Hefner told her he had “videos of wild orgies, also with celebrities and politicians and business leaders, some of whom were married.”
“I think [the cameras] were out of commission by the time I got there, but there were these carved wood panels,” she said. “And one of the panels on the right had a circular cutout.”
She also said after his death she stumbled upon boxes of tapes and pictures of sexual acts.
“There were about 70 staff members and they could open any drawers at any time, so I don’t think he really cared about people’s privacy,” she said. “I just thought, ‘If this was me in these photos, what would I want done with them?’”
“So I just ripped them up by hand, all of them,” she added.
Hugh Hefner played a big role in leading America into sexual depravity.
And it is not surprising that he would illegally film someone having sex.