Playboy used to scandalize with naked pictures, but now the company's heir and a playmate are caught in separate scandals.
Playmate Ashley Mattingly and her boyfriend, actor Lane Garrison, got into a dispute so heated that police were called in for domestic violence on Monday, according to TMZ.
The two quarreled over a funeral invitation snub; no one was hurt and there were no arrests, although Garrison was taken to the hospital for a panic attack, according to TMZ.
Sources said the relationship between Mattingly and Garrison has been tense.
They've been going at each other lately, sources told TMZ.
Garrison was released from prison in 2009 after serving time for charges stemming from a 2007 drunken driving accident that killed a 17-year-old student and injured two other teenagers.
The latest smudge on the skin magazine comes weeks after Claire Sinclair, the 2011 Playmate of the Year claimed she allegedly suffered abuse in early February at the hands of Marston Hefner, son to Playboy guru Hugh Hefner.
The police charged the junior Hef with one count of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, TMZ reported. The website also reported that authorities charged Hefner with vandalism.
Sinclair addressed the incident between Hefner and her on a Twitter feed and spoke about it in an interview with E! She told E! that Hefner was unstable throughout their relationship and that he failed to take medication as prescribed.
The playmate said the response from Playboy wasn't supportive.
No one's empathetic or concerned, she told E! It's more like cover it up and protect an image.
She posted the following message -- which has been removed -- on her Twitter feed: I was offered money from several media outlets for photos & interviews. I have not and will not accept a cent regarding this case.
Marston hasn't responded on his Twitter account, but People Magazine released a statement from Hugh Hefner that If people care about each other, they'll patch it up.