Monday, June 6, 2005

‘I Grew Up In The Playboy Mansion’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Hugh Hefner isn’t the only one who grew up in the Playboy Mansion. So did author Jennifer Saginor.

She’s the daughter of Hef’s longtime physician and spent her childhood surrounded by celebs, drugs and naked men and women.

In fact, her first encounter with sex came when she was six when she spied John Belushi getting it on in the pool. Even more shocking: Her dad used to walk around naked and ask Saginor to rate the boobs and butts of his girlfriends.

Not surprisingly, by the age of 15, Saginor was doing drugs and had a secret lesbian affair with one of Hef’s girlfriends.

She’s spent years coming to terms with her wild childhood but has good feelings towards Hef, who she says is the only adult who treated her with absolute care.

Still, she believes she would have had the same problems if her dad had raised her in a church-going environment rather than the Playboy Mansion.

Saginor tells the naked truth about her childhood in a new book, Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside The Playboy Mansion (Harpers), which hits stores June 14.

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