Karissa Shannon Makes Horrifying Allegation About Becoming Pregnant By Hugh Hefner

The following article includes allegations of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

Hugh Hefner is facing more allegations about his conduct during his glory days as Playboy founder. Hefner founded Playboy magazine in the 1950s, which became a multi-million dollar empire, with readers praising him for revolutionizing the sexual movement throughout the decades, per Biography. Hefner became the face of Playboy and introduced readers to Playmates — female models who posed in provocative outfits for the magazine, and also lived in the playboy Mansion. The image of Hefner being surrounded by scantily clad women has been ingrained into pop culture, but ever since the businessman's death in 2017, former playmates have spoken out about the realities of their lives in the mansion and how badly they were treated in A&E's 10-part docuseries, "Secrets of Playboy."

Susie Krabacher, a former playmate in the '80s, had accused Hefner of grooming and drugging her in one of the earlier episodes. Now, another playmate who actually dated Hefner has made horrifying allegations about his sexual preferences and becoming pregnant by him.

Karissa Shannon felt 'disgusted' when she became pregnant

In the latest episode of A&E's docuseries "Secrets of Playboy," Karissa and Kristina Shannon discussed their experiences as two of Hugh Hefner's last girlfriends, and said that they were uncomfortable having sex with him because of his age. "We were drunk every night ... Every night — to try to deal with him," Karissa confessed (via People). The twins "vowed" to never have sex with Hefner again after catching an STD. However, Hefner later emotionally threatened them, saying that they needed to have sex with him to prove their love.

The Shannon twins went on to have two more sexual encounters with Hefner, but Karissa was surprised to find out that she actually became pregnant afterwards. "We were about the youngest girlfriends he had had — it was the end of [when I was] 19, I was getting ready to turn 20," she said, noting that she didn't want to keep the baby — because it would mean Hefner having complete control over her. "I felt disgusted with my body," Karissa added. Karissa decided to get a secret abortion, and said that she was forced to film for "The Girls Next Door" right after the procedure. Kristina eventually subbed in as her body double. However, Karissa did not have any regrets, saying she was "happy" to have the abortion.

The twins weren't the only girlfriends who have spoken against Hefner, Holly Madison said that she and others "were all kind of gaslit" into thinking their relationships were normal during their time in the mansion (via Insider).

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