Hugh Hefner’s ex-wife Kimberley Conrad SLAMS Crystal Hefner over scathing memoir on Playboy mogul and says model ‘exploited’ him in his final years for ‘notoriety and money’

Hugh Hefner’s ex-wife Kimberley Conrad has slammed his widow Crystal over her scathing tell-all memoir that claims the Playboy mogul was emotionally abusive and bad in bed.

Hefner’s third and final wife Crystal – who was married to him from 2012 until his death aged 91 in 2017 – exposed their ‘toxic’ romance in new memoir, Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself – but second wife Conrad defended her ex.

Conrad (61), who was married to Hefner from 1989-2010 and has two sons with him, said TMZ: ‘As a few people speak their version of their idea of ​​events in the hope of riding a wave of headline relevance, and making a quick buck, we all have to ask ourselves if we want to live in an environment where people refuse to accept responsibility and loosely use words like ‘force’ and ‘survive’ to describe choices they willingly made at some point in their own lives.

‘We have to be careful of those who try to destroy things because they no longer benefit from them.’

Conrad added that Crystal gained ‘fame, opportunity and money’ by ‘willingly’ choosing to live with and marry Hefner – Conrad said: ‘If you want to talk about exploitation, that’s exactly what these women with Hef did in his later time. years and at the end of his life.’

Hugh Hefner's ex-wife Kimberley Conrad has slammed his widow Crystal over her scathing tell-all memoir alleging the Playboy mogul was emotionally abusive and bad in bed (seen in 1998 with sons Marston and Cooper).

Hugh Hefner’s ex-wife Kimberley Conrad has slammed his widow Crystal over her scathing tell-all memoir alleging the Playboy mogul was emotionally abusive and bad in bed (seen in 1998 with sons Marston and Cooper).

Hefner's third and final wife Crystal - who was married to him from 2012 until his death aged 91 in 2017 - exposed their 'toxic' romance in a new memoir, Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself (in 2012 photographed)

Hefner’s third and final wife Crystal – who was married to him from 2012 until his death aged 91 in 2017 – exposed their ‘toxic’ romance in a new memoir, Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself (in 2012 photographed)

She praised Hefner for being a “pioneer of free thought and expression” and a “leading voice behind some of the most important social and cultural movements of our time, advocating for free speech, integrity, sexual freedoms and civil rights.”

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Crystal said her husband died ‘just in time’ – adding that the mansion would ‘absolutely not’ have survived the powerful #MeToo movement.

“I thought about this because #MeToo happened literally a month after he passed away. He left the earth just in time,’

‘I feel that the mansion was so unique and could not be replicated. It was like this weird social experiment at the time, but I don’t know how he would have held up during the #MeToo,” the former Playboy cover model added.

Although Crystal is adamant that the Playboy empire would ‘absolutely not’ continue after Hef’s passing, she did not believe her late husband would have suffered the same fate as Harvey Weinstein, the powerful film producer who is now serving 23 years in prison for rape and sexual abuse.

The model reveals all in her new memoir, Only Say Good Things

The model reveals all in her new memoir, Only Say Good Things

‘I never saw (Hef) as a predator. But I remember the Cosby stuff started coming out, like while I was at the mansion, and Hef knew about it,’ Crystal said, referring to the 60 women who by 2015 had come forward to accuse actor and comedian Bill accusing Cosby of drug use. and rape them.

In her book, Crystal revealed that during their marriage she ‘found girls’ for sex orgies with herself and the late magazine mogul.

She described how Hugh liked to have ‘at least five girls’ at the same time when they would get intimate in the bedroom.

During the sit-down, she told DailyMail.com that she never had sex alone with her late husband during their marriage, which lasted from 2012 until he died.

‘I was scared. He was used to some kind of show, some kind of circus up there. So, like, just me? It is not enough. It’s easy to feel like there’s not enough,’ Crystal painfully recalls.

The former Playmate also admitted it was a ‘relief’ to recruit other women to have sex with Hef so she didn’t have to ‘only be sexual with him’ – an admission that caused some backlash among fans caused.

“I feel like people are trying to put something on me that, you know, doesn’t really apply. It’s not like we went out to really like bars, or anything like that. So many girls would come to the mansion and so many girls would be just like everywhere in Hef wanting to go upstairs,’ she said.

‘People just flocked. So I don’t actually have to do anything. It was endless. It was to the point where I was like, “Oh, my god, okay.” It was difficult.’

The blonde beauty, who told DailyMaill.com that she recently decided to change her last name from Hefner back to her maiden name of Harris, wrote in her book that she was ‘never in love’ with her last husband.

Conrad added that Crystal gained 'fame, opportunity and money' by 'willingly' choosing to live with and marry Hefner - Conrad said: 'If you want to talk about exploitation, that's exactly what these women with Hef did in his later time.  years and at the end of his life' - 1997 seen

Conrad added that Crystal gained ‘fame, opportunity and money’ by ‘willingly’ choosing to live with and marry Hefner – Conrad said: ‘If you want to talk about exploitation, that’s exactly what these women with Hef did in his later time. years and at the end of his life’ – 1997 seen

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Crystal said her husband died 'just in time' - adding that the mansion would 'absolutely not' have survived the powerful #MeToo movement - seen in 2013

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Crystal said her husband died ‘just in time’ – adding that the mansion would ‘absolutely not’ have survived the powerful #MeToo movement – seen in 2013

She told DailyMail.com that she didn’t believe he was in love with her either.

‘I think he loved me the best he knew how. I think he loved sex and he loved himself the most,” Crystal said with a laugh.

After years of therapy, which Crystal said was necessary for her to heal after leaving her 10-year stay at the mansion, she could still laugh at some of the craziness that took place there.

Hugh died on September 27, 2017 at the age of 91 due to heart failure and septicemia after contracting a deadly strain of e-coli, leaving a reported fortune of $43 million.