Playmates defend Hugh Hefner against Crystal Harris claims

Miss June 2004 Hiromi Oshima told People at Playboy TV’s “TV for 2” party Tuesday night: “I’ve heard girls say they have a lot of fun in there.”

Added Shanna McLaughlin, who posed for Playboy in July 2010: “I think the whole thing with Crystal is really sad, and Hef is such an amazing man. He provides so much for everyone that’s around him and all of the Playmates. I think some things should be kept private between two people, especially in a break-up scenario.”

Crystal Harris, Hefner’s former fiancée, said in an interview on the Howard Stern Show that she had only once slept with Hugh Hefner during their relationship and that it lasted “like two seconds.”

In response, Hef said that Crystal lied about their relationship.

Hugh Hefner wants to buy all Playboy’s shares and to take the company delisted

Hefner offered a price of $5.5 per share, with almost 40% more than the quotation of $3.94 from Friday’s closing stock meeting, announced Monday, Playboy Enterprises.

He already holds 69.5% of Class A shares and 27.7% of Class B shares. Their classification is based on voting rights. In most cases, Class A title gives the holder more voting rights than Class B.

The funding will be provided by the company Rizvi Traverse Management, Hefner’s partner in this transaction. Hefner is not interested in selling or merging the company, Playboy Enterprises announced.