Parties at the Playboy mansion had so many drugs that a poodle got addicted to cocaine, according to the ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner.
Sondra Theodore – an ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner – provided an account of the party scene of the late 1970s at the Playboy mansion. Theodore claims that a poodle developed an addiction to cocaine because there was such an abundance of drugs available at the Playboy mansion. She claims that there were “huge vials” of cocaine found throughout the Playboy mansion.
“John Dante was Hef’s best friend. He had a dog Louis and this tiny poodle got hooked on cocaine,” the now-65-year-old Theodore said in the upcoming A&E docuseries Secrets of Playboy. “There were drugs everywhere. The dog could smell it from across the room. He had to lock that dog up when people were around.”
“The Playboy poodle coveted cocaine so badly that he licked the powdery residue off the faces of celebrity guests at Hef’s sordid soirees,” according to the New York Post.
“A very famous person walked into the house one night and that dog jumped off the couch and was licking her up the nose,” Theodore claimed.
Theodore claims that there was prevalent use of quaaludes at the Playboy mansion, noting that many models passed out if they took too much.
“It was such a seduction – and the men knew this – they could get girls to do just about anything they wanted if they gave them a quaalude,” Theodore said.
In the documentary, Lisa Loving Barrett – Hefner’s executive assistant from 1977 until 1989 – says that “cocaine was a big deal” and quaaludes were called “leg-spreaders.”
“I don’t know if I want to get that crude, but that was the whole point of them was,” Barrett said. “They were a necessary evil, if you will to the partying.”
She admitted that there were prescriptions for drugs placed in various peoples’ names to gain access to drugs for the parties to “feed the machine.”
Hefner lived in the Playboy mansion from 1974 until his death in 2017 at the age of 91.
The 10-part docuseries Secrets of Playboy debuts on A&E Network on Jan. 24