Details on the late Hugh Hefner’s will have been revealed regarding family members.
Having passed away back in September at the age of 91, the Playboy founder left a huge amount of his wealth and estate to his nearest and dearest that’s been divided up as per his wishes.
With the Playboy empire – including the infamous Playboy mansion – to be passed on to widow Crystal and four children Christie, David, Marston, and Cooper, there’s one simple rule they all need to abide by: no substance abuse of any kind.
If any of them are in breach of Heff’s drug and alcohol abuse clause – which means no dependency on either – then their inheritance will be suspended until they can prove otherwise.
The legal document, obtained by The Blast, reads;
‘If the trustees reasonably believe that a beneficiary of any trust routinely or frequently uses or consumes any illegal substance so as to be physically or psychologically dependent upon that substance, or is clinically dependent upon the use or consumption of alcohol or any other legal drug or chemical substance that is not prescribed by a board certified medical doctor or psychiatrist in a current program of treatment supervised by such a doctor or psychiatrist, and if the Trustees reasonably believe that as a result the beneficiary is unable to care for himself or herself, or is unable to manage his or her financial affairs, all mandatory distributions (including distributions upon termination of the trust) to the beneficiary, all of the beneficiary’s withdrawal rights, and all of the beneficiary’s rights to participate in decisions concerning the removal and appointment of Trustees will be suspended.’
Anyone suspected of substance abuse can be asked to take a test, and won’t be allowed back into the trust until they’ve been sober, clean, and able to look after themselves for a year.
And there’s also another clause that disinherits any alleged children that may come forward, including ‘any person who claims to be a child of mine, including any child of mine conceived after my death, unless such child lived with me in my household and was acknowledged by me in writing to be my child.”
The trust was conceived in 1991, whereby Hefner himself was the sole trustee in the agreement. Since his death his sons Cooper and Marston are set to become co-trustees once they turn 30.