We've been keeping track of Hef, and his bride to be, Crystal Harris, since their impending nuptials were announced, along with the various twists and turns in the presence or absence of a prenuptial agreement. But now, a new problem has arisen to threaten the well being of the happy couple:
An outbreak of Legionnaires disease at the Playboy mansion that left more than 70 people ill has been traced to a hot tub on the estate. Health officials were able to trace the cause of the outbreak after a two-month investigation.
More than 120 people came down with symptoms of fever and vomiting after attending a fund-raising party at the fabled Playboy mansion in Los Angeles in February.
The hot tub is frequently used by the models who live with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and his celebrity guests.
I wonder it that was the legendary grotto. (Picture at left, note much younger Hef...) Anyway, this isn't the first time recently that the Playboy mansion has some under fire for less than perfectly sanitary conditions. Recently, a former denizen of the mansion, Izabella St. James claimed:
Hugh's girls had to live in dirty rooms with "disgusting . . . old worn and stained" mattresses. Hef's room also was filthy, she says, its carpet covered in dog poop. St. James claims Hef humiliated the girls, especially on Fridays, when he handed our their $1,000-a-week allowance. And he expected his girls - he had 3 to 15 gfs at a time - to have sex parties with him en masse.I hope this doesn't make Crystal think twice about marrying Hef and moving into the mansion. I expect to get three or four more posts out of this before it's all over...