The Playboy drama continues — and neither side appears to be backing down!
Following shocking claims in her new memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole, about life at Hugh Hefner's mansion, Holly Madison was accused by the magazine mogul, 89, of attempting to "rewrite history" and reclaim the spotlight.
Holly and Hef. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
But she's fighting back. "I wrote the book not because I had an ax to grind or because I wanted a reaction from him," the blonde beauty, who moved out of the Hollywood home in 2009, said in a new interview on The Wendy Williams Show.
"I just wanted to tell my story and hopefully inspire other women if they're in a bad relationship or a bad situation, to move on and not feel branded by a choice they made or a person they're known to be with."
Holly, Hef and their Girls Next Door co-stars, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The 35-year-old added, rolling her eyes, "I think [Hef] thinks I'm doing it for fame because he can't grasp the fact that a woman would have a message and a story to tell."
Part of that story includes details of Hef's bizarre group sex rituals, the mansion's strict 9 pm curfew and his obsession with each girls' appearance.
Holly, who now has a two-year-old daughter, Rainbow, with husband Pasquale Rotella, said she's extremely proud of the book and wouldn't mind having her daughter read it someday.
"For so many years, I didn't want to talk about my time at the mansion," she admitted. "But it turned into the elephant in the room that I couldn't get away from. I hold myself accountable for all the decisions I made in my book and explain why I made them."