Playboy Magazine founder and notorious lady-man Hugh Hefner made sure his stock of personal sex tapes was lost in the ocean forever, decades before he died at the age of 91 in 2017.
Hef trusted the head of Playboy Mansion's security, Joe Piastro, to follow the sealing of video and audio recordings of his most secret business in a cement-lined barrel and to put it in the 1990s. To throw the Pacific Ocean, an insider told the sun.
"Hugh explained that he did not want anyone's lives, marriages or careers to be destroyed by what he had in his library," the source said. "Joe did it and never told anyone."
But in one way or another this source came to light and he shared the story of the rendezvous that was caught on the band with celebrities, models and party goers, all of whom are never recovered, reports Daily Mail.
The revelation is an auction of Hef's personal assets held in Los Angeles and online, next Friday and Saturday.
According to the source, Hef Piastro placed "a series of tapes, shot at 8 mm and ciném film, which were filmed during some orgies he enjoyed in the 1970s to a specially made coffin that was clad with cement and threw the whole thing in the sea ".
Although Hef was known for keeping scrupulous scrapbooks, he became worried when Playboy Mansion parties became increasingly wilder in the late 1990s because his practice of documenting every movement could become a problem for some, said the source .
This was around the time he separated from his second wife, Kimberly Conrad, in 1998, who is the mother of his two youngest sons, the current Playboy Enterprises CCO Cooper Hefner, 27, and Marston Hefner, 28.
With a new single Hef back into the nightlife, "the parties in the mansion were always great business and it was difficult to decide where guests were going," said the source.
"He was terrified that some of this material would be stolen and then leaked.
He even worried that if something happened to him, he could get the wrong hands and hurt those who were still alive. & # 39;
The source added: "There were also some famous male movie stars in those videos, and if they came out, it would have been a huge scandal."
Hef's concerns stemmed from what happened to close friend, Playmate and the recurring cover-model Pamela Anderson, who during her honeymoon made a sex tape with rock star Tommy Lee in 1995, which was widespread in the early years of the internet.
Anderson had also made a previous sex tape with Poison's lead vocalist, Bret Michaels, who was reduced to 60-second and four-minute versions, with frames appearing in Penthouse magazine in March 1998.
"After what [Anderson] had told him, [Hef] was certain that this material was best lost instead of locked up, "said the source.
"He became so upset and paranoid that he decided it was best to have [the video and audio recordings] to disappear. He did not trust people to burn them in case they were stolen, so he challenged Joe to get rid of them in the ocean.
"Joe had been his trusted head of security for years and had saved Hugh in the past for many embarrassing situations." That's why he decided Joe should go with the barrel in the middle of the ocean and dump it all. & # 39 ;
In the years after the decision to bury the tires at sea, Hef enjoyed periods of bachelor life, often with several friends at the same time.
Recently, the veteran from the Second World War simultaneously with Playmates and actors Anna Sophia Berglund (Miss January 2011) and Shera Bechard (Miss November 2010), before returning together with Playmate Crystal Hefner (Miss December 2009) and eventually married her in 2012 , only two years after finalizing his separation from Conrad (who was January 1988).
Hef died on September 27, 2017, after he had a cardiac arrest and suffered from respiratory failure after a particularly antibiotic-resistant attack of E. coli and septicemia, which is a serious blood infection.
He died at home in the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills.
The auction of Hef & # 39; s personal belongings includes his famous white captains hat, a pair of his black silk pajamas, one of his red smoking coats, a tailor made Monopoly board game from 1974 with a Playboy bunny play piece , a pair of his Playboy bunny cufflinks, his passport for 2016 and his personal bible.
The event will be hosted on November 30 and December 1 by Julien & # 39; s Auctions, personally in the standard Beverly Hills oil building, located at 257 N. Canon Drive, in four sessions starting every day at 10 am and 1 pm Pacific, and go online at JuliensActions .com.
"All proceeds from the sale benefit the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation to support organizations advocating and defending civil rights, with special emphasis on First Amendment rights and rational sex and drug policies since 1964," said the auction house.