A former Playmate has claimed that Hugh Hefner, the founder of playboy magazine forced her to be a ‘drug mule,’ and said he made her go on ‘countless’ trips to buy cocaine – after he ‘groomed’ her from age 19.
Sondra Theodore, who dated the now late Playboy editor-in-chief from 1976 to 1981, spoke out about Hugh’s alleged drug use in a new episode of A&E’s docuseries, ‘Secrets of Playboy’.
Sondra claimed that buying cocaine for the late magazine publisher became so common that it felt like he was sending her out to pick up some ‘milk.’
According to her she was constantly terrified of getting caught, and that she believed Hugh would have let her take the blame for it if she was caught .
‘How many times did I pick up drugs for Hef? I don’t know, countless. Countless times,’ Sondra said in the show.
‘I’ve never told anyone any of this before. I was too ashamed for a lot of reasons. But I was a drug mule for Hef.
‘It was nothing to him. It was like sending me out for a quart of milk. But if I got caught, my life would be over.’
‘And do you think he would have said, “Oh it’s my fault?” No, it would have been me, it would have been my problem,’ she continued.
Hugh died at the Playboy Mansion on September 27, 2017, at the age of 91. The cause of death was sepsis brought on by an E. coli infection.
‘If Hef was alive he would be in jail. Wherever he is, I don’t think it’s a good place,’ Sondra concluded. ‘I know he knows I’ve told the truth and he’s not happy about it.’
They met when she was only 19 and he was 50, and she said that throughout their five-year relationship, he continuously slept with other women
Sondra claimed he would invite women over for dinner and then have sex with them, telling her, ‘Do you think that they can just stay in my house and not sleep with me?’
‘Would you have dinner guests and expect that of them? No. It was just so cold and callous and not the man that I’ve fallen in love with. I didn’t know who this man was.’
Despite wanting to leave him many times, Sondra said he would ‘reel’ her back in with his ‘charm.’
‘He kept painting this fairy tale to me, and making me question what I’ve seen. He had a way of twisting my world really badly,’ she added.
She also called him a ‘vampire’ who ‘sucked the life out of girls for decades.’
‘You couldn’t satisfy him. He wanted more and more and more,’ she recalled. ‘The group sex was at least five nights a week.
‘They had a protocol. He liked to direct and you didn’t segue away from it because you could tell it irritated him.
‘It just got ugly, I felt like I was a ringmaster, I had to put on the same show on every night.
‘It was the same script: “Welcome to the family, we’re embracing you.” It was all a lie.
‘I watched girl after girl show up, fresh faced, adorable and their beauty just washed away. We were nothing to him. He was like a vampire. He sucked the life out of these girls for decades.’
According to Lisa, Hugh also had a stockpile of Quaaludes a powerful sedative used to drug women.
She claimed that at the house, the drug was known as the ‘leg spreaders’ and that they were regarded as a ‘necessary evil’ because they made women do anything.