Hugh Hefner's son defends his late father from critics and slams 'salacious stories' about the Playboy founder

Without mentioning specific accusations, Hefner wrote that his father was "not a liar." 

"These salacious stories are a case study of regret becoming revenge," the 30-year-old wrote.

Cooper Hefner went on to call his father, who died of natural causes in 2017 at the age of 91, "generous in nature" and someone who "cared deeply for people." 

his statement comes as more women are coming forward to speak about their experiences with Playboy and with Hefner himself.

Madison lived with Hefner at the mansion as his main girlfriend from 2001 to 2008

 "As a brand with sex positivity at its core, we believe safety, security, and accountability are paramount." the statement read

"We will never be afraid to confront the parts of our legacy as a company that do not reflect our values today. " statement continues

As an organization with a more than 80% female workforce, we are committed to our ongoing evolution as a company and to driving positive change for our communities," the statement continued.

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