In his final act as a doting husband and father, Hugh Hefner specified in his will and testament that his widow and kids would have to remain sober in order to benefit from his Playboy fortune. The 91-year-old lothario died this past September, and his last wish was for his beneficiaries to stay away from drugs and alcohol.
According to The Blast, Hugh’s will states that if any beneficiary — kids Christie, 65, David, 62, Marston, 27, and Cooper, 26, and third wife Crystal Harris, 31 — “frequently uses or consumes any illegal substance, or is clinically dependent upon the use of alcohol or any other legal drug” they will be terminated from the trust. The document also gives the trustees the power to request a drug test if there are any suspicions.
However, there is a chance to get back into the trust if you have been kicked out. Hugh made sure to add a specification that requires the beneficiary to be clean for at least one year and be able to care for themselves. Before his death, Hugh’s net worth was estimated at $43 million and Playboy is a billion-dollar empire, so we definitely think his kids will be keeping their noses clean.
While the Playboy mansion is known for its x-rated activities, the magazine magnate has always made his dislike for drugs and alcohol known. “I’ve hated cocaine from the very outset. I’ve seen cocaine as a very, very hurtful drug. It changes people’s personalities. It is one of the most habit-forming drugs and I’ve seen it seriously hurt the lives of a number of friends,” he told Interview magazine in 2012. “Drinking and smoking are just as dangerous. What I have to say about alcohol and tobacco is that it kills people.”
Following his death, his son Cooper released a statement saying, “My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights, and sexual freedom. He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history.”
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