Hugh Hefner’s Ex Karissa Shannon Reveals She Aborted the 84-Year-Old’s Baby

The “Playboy Twins” Karissa and Kristina Shannon were some of Hugh Hefner’s last girlfriends.

13 years after they ended their 18-month relationship with Hefner, which was filmed for E!’s reality series The Girls Next Door, the twins do not regard Hefner in a good light.

“It just started becoming a job right away,” Karissa said on Monday night’s episode of A&E’s docuseries ‘Secrets of Playboy.’

On this past week’s episode, “Behind The Girls Next Door,” the Shannons divulged into their trauma with their late ex-boyfriend.

The sisters revealed that Hefner “told us that if we loved him and we wanted to be his girlfriends, then we have to have sexual encounters with him,” according to Karissa.

“The problem is, Hef doesn’t like to use protection,” said Kristina. “From the butlers, we’d just order a big bowl and we’d put hot water in it, then we’d put rags in it. So whoever was having intercourse with him, when they were finished, they can wipe him off. And then the other girl could do it.”

And while they claimed to have sex with Hefner only twice more during the course of their relationship, Karissa eventually discovered she was pregnant with Hefner’s child when she took a blood test in preparation for plastic surgery.

“I got a call saying, ‘Hey, you’re pregnant’ [and] I freaked,” she said. “I’m like, ‘Who else knows about this? … Don’t call Mary, don’t call Hef, don’t call anyone, I don’t want anyone knowing.’ “

At the time, Karissa said she “didn’t think it was possible” to conceive a baby with Hefner, who, at the time was 84.

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“We were about the youngest girlfriends he had had — it was the end of [when I was] 19, I was getting ready to turn 20,” Karissa shared.

“I didn’t want him to know that I was pregnant. 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,” she continued.

“I felt disgusted with my body,” she continued. “I felt like there was something like an alien inside me. I was grossed out. I just wanted to get it over with.”

However, despite it all, Karissa was confident that she “100 percent” made the right decision.

“Every time I’ve done it with him, it’s assault,” she said of sex with Hefner. “To me, it’s like rape. He used control mechanisms completely through everything, so I’m happy that I had the abortion.”

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Six months later after The Girls Next Door aired its final episode on Aug. 8, 2010, the twins told Hefner they wanted to leave the Mansion.

And eventually, they parted ways while Hefner went on to marry their Girls Next Door costar Crystal Harris Hefner, his third and final wife.

And while a decade has passed since they left Hefner, the sisters say they’re “still dealing” with the aftermath of the relationship, including a PTSD diagnosis.

“He has so much power. It’s like you’re in a cult,” said Kristina. “You lose yourself being there, all that innocence about us [was lost]. It’s hard, it’s like being in prison and someone breaking you in solitary confinement. You’re just broken.”

Said Karissa, “I don’t think that that part is ever gonna go away, that part of us that was taken.”

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