Many People Do Not Know That Hugh Hefner Actually Published Child Pornography Under The Playboy Brand
- Playboy has published nude images of girls as young as 10 years old
- Playboy photographed 10-year-old Brooke Shields, showing full frontal nudity in their sister publication ‘Sugar & Spice’
- Playboy shot and published nude photos of 11-year-old French actress Eva Ionesco
- Playboy has a history of ‘riding a fine line’ when it comes to taking images of young girls, previously publishing many images of girls between the ages of 15-17.
Before people burn me at the stake for potentially dragging a dead man’s name through the mud, hear me out, this isn’t based on conspiracy, gossip or hearsay, it’s based on actual fact, publications and events that took place.
It’s no secret that the founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner, was a lover of younger women, what may come as a surprise is that Hefner actually provided a platform for child pornography and allowed nude pictures of girls as young as 10 years old to be printed in a publication that he owned and overseen.
This is not suppressed news, a secret nor is it a conspiracy. In fact, Playboy still boasts and advertise the fact that they have photographed and published images of young models. Their own website still hosts images of 16-year-old Elizabeth Ann Roberts posing nude.
Some may argue that this doesn’t constitute as paedophilia, granted 16 years old is the age of consent in some countries and rides the borderline of no longer being considered a minor, however, excuses cannot be made for Playboy when they have published full frontal nudity of 10-year-old Brooke Shields in their sister magazine ‘Sugar & Spice’ under the article titled ‘Woman in a Child’.
Here are the photos in question:
In 1981 Shields attempted to prevent further use of the photographs but in 1983 a US Court ruled that a child is bound by the terms of the valid, unrestricted consents to the use of photographs executed by a guardian and that the image did not breach child pornography laws.
We had to think very carefully about publishing these photos, after careful consideration, I decided to publish them to show the severity of this case. I often get harassed and abused for throwing out the term ‘paedophile’ lightly, but I fail to see how anyone can justify these images as anything other than child pornography and the sexualisation of a minor.
These images are still published today and are not edited as above, the originals leave nothing to the imagination. Playboy and the courts that allowed these photos to be taken and published, have classed them as ‘art’ and non-erotic. There’s still a bunch of people who defend these photos to this very day, stating that the 1970s (when these photos were first published) were totally different times and that it’s purely art.
Some have argued in defence of Hefner, he may have had no direct involvement with the photoshoot but it was his publication, he could have pulled the plug at any time but decided not to. To me that spells direct responsibility, I would argue the case that he’s the worst party member, he’s the one who would have paid the salaries of all those involved in this edition of the Sugar and Spice project.
There is little doubt that others who were involved in this are sick perverted individuals as well, specifically Shields mother, Teri Shields, is a vile piece of work. Teri is the one who practically sold her daughter to perverts, she signed the Playboy contract and made her daughter do the shoot as well as had her pose nude for other publications and play a prostitute in the film Pretty Baby, at the young age of 13. Brooke Shields had also done a sex scene in the movie while she was underage.
Another vile person of note is the photographer of the Playboy shoot, Gary Gross. A quick Google Search will lead you to many of his past photo shoots, where you will find children in over sexualised poses or portrayed as or in adult situations.
Oh, and for those dismissing this as a one-time moral slip from Playboy and Hugh Hefner, think again!
Playboy have also photographed and published nude images of (at the time) 11-year-old French actress, Eva Lonesco.
Poor Eva was so distressed and pained by this experience, that when she was older, she decided to take legal action against her mother for allowing her to ever take part in this photoshoot.
The Sugar and Spice magazine was limited edition and copies still sell now for hundreds of dollars on ebay. It’s clear that these images still attract the most deplorable people in our society.
I’ve written several articles for Free & Fearless now and have called out countless perverts, paedophiles and predators. I often get criticism from people, especially regarding my Prince Andrew story, that’s why I felt it was important to post these images and shine a light on this forgotten publication. As many are praising and glorifying Hugh Hefner after his passing and hailing him as a sexual liberator, it’s personally frustrating and anger-inducing to sit back and watch. So next time you want to praise Hefner, just think back to this article.
How can anyone justify this? The sad thing is, this isn’t in the past either, the child modelling industry is littered with perverts and paedophiles. We only have to look at what’s happening in Hollywood in 2017 to see that predators are rife in the entertainment industry. My fear is there are many more people, child actors especially, being abused and manipulated and what we’re seeing now is just the tip of the iceberg.