'He got on top of me, and I just froze': Former model Audrey Huskey accuses Hugh Hefner of raping her at his mansion

In the final episode of A&E docuseries 'Secrets of Playboy', Audrey Huskey claimed that she sobbed herself to sleep without notifying anyone because of Hefner's power


                            'He got on top of me, and I just froze': Former model Audrey Huskey accuses Hugh Hefner of raping her at his mansion
Audrey Huskey accuses Hugh Hefner of raping her in the A&E docuseries, 'Secrets of Playboy'. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images and Instagram/aetv)
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Yet, another woman has come forward alleging Hugh Hefner of rape in the finale episode of A&E docuseries 'Secrets of Playboy'. Audrey Huskey claimed that the late Playboy CEO, who died in 2017, called her to his bedroom to go over her photograph before pulling down his pants and having sex with her while she lay paralyzed and terrified. Huskey sobbed herself to sleep and spent the next day in bed without notifying anyone because of Hefner's power.

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In 'Secrets of Playboy', Huskey claimed she flew to Los Angeles in 1994 for two days of Playboy test shots and initially felt 'safe' around Hefner. 

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Huskey is the latest woman to accuse Hefner of sexual misbehavior or assault, though she is not the first to claim he raped her. She recounted how she became engaged with Playboy to pursue her modeling goals, sending her images to the organization when she was just 18 years old. She was invited to Los Angeles in 1994 to stay in the Playboy mansion's guest house and shoot test photos for the magazine.

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"He was married to Kimberley [Conrad] at the time. And I'd read in an article, he had plenty of women, but through his marriages, he was always faithful," she said. Conrad, on the other hand, was not present when Huskey arrived. Hefner invited her to his bedroom after the first day of shooting to go over the images from the day, she claimed.

Hugh Hefner and his former wife Kimberley Conrad Hefner who both accepted Wildlife achievement awards at the 9th annual "Safari Brunch" at the Playboy Mansion to benefit the Wildlife Waystation, Country's Premier wild Animal Refuge October 18, 2003 in Bel Air, California.

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"I was sitting at the bottom of the stairs deciding whether or not I should go upstairs," she recalled. "But then I'm thinking, you only live once. This is my opportunity. This is my chance to make connections and get out there and build my career."

"I had no thoughts in my mind that anything would happen. He showed me the pictures of me. They were right there by the door," she continued. Hefner's professional justification for asking her in, however, quickly vanished. "Immediately, he walked me over to the bed, and I sat down. He was to the right of me, and he pulled out a joint, just lit it. And now I'm starting to get speechless, I'm not talking, I'm like, 'What? This is all happening so fast,'" she explained.

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"And then he gave it to me, and he's pulling down his pants, and... I froze. And he got on top of me, and I just froze," she remembered. Huskey replied affirmatively when asked if he had intercourse with her without her consent. "Yes, he did. I didn't say anything. I didn't give him permission. What was I going to do? If he said no, would he have stopped? I don't know," she admitted.

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She stated, "I laid there and when he was done, he walked me down to the guest house. I didn't know what to think that night. I just, I cried myself to sleep. Saying, oh, this isn't a fairy tale, this isn't what I signed up for. The next day, I had a shoot, and I couldn't move. I didn't get out of the bed. I didn't go."

Huskey didn't tell anyone what had happened since she was afraid it would worsen the situation. "I didn't know what to think. I was scared. I thought I was going to get into trouble — it's his house, his power, his enterprise, so I have to just shut my mouth and go home. And I did," she added.

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"And then I got a letter in the mail. It was a termination letter," she stated, adding that Huskey's images were never published in the magazine, according to the A&E series. She claimed that Hefner's wife, Conrad, called her later and stated she had heard Huskey was in Hefner's bedroom. Huskey went 'willingly' or 'did he invite' her, she inquired. "Of course he invited me, but I didn't tell her that," she said.

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She explained, "I didn't want to get him in trouble. That's so crazy. He didn't care about me or what happened to me, and I was protecting him." Huskey claimed she never saw Hefner again after the vacation to LA. "That was it. I was thrown away, and I shut my mouth," she claimed. "It does change you, especially the way you allow men to treat you sexually. And it took me a long time to figure it all out."

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Huskey credited Hefner's girlfriend from 1976 until 1981, Sondra Theodore, to have motivated her to come forward. She decided to reach out and speak out when she learned that Theodore would be a part of the docuseries.