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Hugh Hefner: Holly Madison 'has chosen to rewrite history' in memoir

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Hugh Hefner has responded to former girlfriend Holly Madison following claims she made about life at the Playboy Mansion in a new memoir.

“Over the course of my life I’ve had more than my fair share of romantic relationships with wonderful women,” Hefner, 89, said in a statement to PEOPLE. “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.” 

In Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, Madison accused Hefner of pitting his girlfriends against one another and said she contemplated suicide during her time living in the mansion.

Head to PEOPLE for more on Madison’s book and Hefner’s response.