I called Hugh Hefner a pimp, he threatened to sue. But that’s what he was


Now that he’s dead, the old sleaze in the Playboy mansion is being spoken of as some kind of liberator of women.

Quite the opposite

Long ago, in another time, I got a call from a lawyer.

Hugh Hefner was threatening a libel action against me and the paper I worked for at the time, for something I had written.

Journalists live in dread of such calls.

Zee 1aI had called Hefner a pimp.

To me this was not even controversial; it was self-evident.

And he was just one of the many “libertines” who had threatened me with court action over the…

It is strange that these outlaws have recourse in this way, but they do.

But at the…

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