Erstwhile Playboy model Holly Madison slammed her former love interest Criss Angel in her memoir titled, “Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.” She described him as “cripplingly insecure” with an “explosive temper.”
When “The Girls Next Door” cast member recalled her relationship with the illusionist Angel in the book, she revealed that although they shared remarkable memories, some of them weren’t quite as pleasant as other people might think. “Criss’ explosive temper was becoming increasingly more alarming. I didn’t want to go back to the mansion, Criss knew that, but it was as if he couldn’t help his jealousy. For all his fame, fortune and success, Criss, to me, seemed cripplingly insecure. This was starting to feel all too familiar,” Madison wrote.
In the memoir, the reality-television personality described their short but passionate relationship, which took off after she split with ex Hugh Hefner. In doing so, she recalled the poorly reviewed Las Vegas show “Criss Angel Believe.” Stressing Angel’s vices, she wrote about being scared by his behavior, contending he was possessive to the point where he required her to be accompanied by one of his security guards around-the-clock. “It was awkward and embarrassing to have to explain to my friends why a security guard joined us for every meal,” Madison wrote.
Meanwhile, Angel was not the only former love interest Madison mentioned in her memoir. She attacked Playboy founder Hefner, saying he was a manipulative person, among other things. Hefner responded by saying that Madison made the accusations only as a way to maintain her public profile. “Sadly, there are a few who have chosen to rewrite history in an attempt to stay in the spotlight,” he told Us Weekly. His son, Cooper Hefner, backed him up by calling Madison “a gold digger” who presented herself as the victim of a tragic relationship, E News said.
Madison said her memoir may become a TV film, Perez Hilton reported. The 35-year-old reality-TV star even has ideas about who will play the lead role. She said either Lily James or Emma Watson would be a good choice to star in the movie.
Madison’s tell-all is described in the author’s note as the “never-before-told story of the Playboy Mansion and the man that holds the key.” It made its debut in the No. 1 spot on the Wall Street Journal’s list of best-selling books.