Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Karissa Shannon has revealed that she aborted her unborn child with the magazine publisher when she was still a teenager.
The former Playboy model discussed her life with Hef on A&E's docuseries, "Secrets of Playboy," indicating that sex with him felt "like rape."
"I felt disgusted with my body," the now-32-year-old said on the series, according to People magazine. "I felt like there was something like an alien inside me. I was grossed out. I just wanted to get it over with."
When Karissa was 19 and Hef was 84, she found out she was pregnant.
"He used control mechanisms completely through everything," she alleged, "so I'm happy that I had the abortion."
Karissa and her twin sister, Kristina, were recruited to Playboy as 18 year olds but believed that they were only Hef's girls for show. They soon realized they were expected to be sexually active with Hef. The women went on to claim that former "Girls Next Door" star Kendra Wilkinson got them high on marijuana on their 19th birthday, only to leave them alone with Hef.
"Just imagine this, just his old hand kind of shakes [as he's] touching your boob. It's like you're having sex with your grandpa. And he laid there, looking up, and he was like, 'My babies, my babies. You love me,'" Karissa said. Her twin added, "After that night, I didn't feel like my body was mine anymore. Like, I felt used, disgusted."
Kristina claimed both girls even got a sexually transmitted disease while living at the Playboy Mansion.
The women slept with Hef just a few more times after discovering they'd caught an STD, but it was shortly after that that Karissa found out she was pregnant, something she wanted to hide from the magazine magnate and his inner circle.
"I didn't want him to know that I was pregnant," she said. "I didn't want him to want me to have it. I didn't want to be stuck even more inside that bubble. I think it's a way for him to control me even more, have me on a leash."
People noted that A&E flashed a disclaimer during their series that states: "The vast majority of allegations have not been the subject of criminal investigations or charges, and they do not constitute proof of guilt."
Last month, Karissa briefly spoke about her alleged abortion with the Mirror, saying, "I wasn't having sex with anyone else, so it only could have been his baby. I just wanted to get rid of it as soon as possible."
Hefner died in 1997 at age of 91.