Holly Madison Responds to Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, Explains How She'll Tell Daughter About Her Playboy Past—Watch Now!

"Everything she says backs up what I say about her in my book, so, keep talkin'," she tells E! News

By Bruna Nessif Jun 26, 2015 1:00 AMTags
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Holly Madison has been facing some major criticism concerning her candid tell-all Down the Rabbit Hole from some very specific people.

Both ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner and Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett have spoken out against Madison's claims in the book, and now Holly is facing that backlash head on.

In an exclusive interview with E! News' Ken Baker, the blond beauty first addressed Kendra's comments, which state Madison is doing all of this for revenge. "Everything she says backs up what I say about her in my book, so, keep talkin'," she tells us.

"I don't know what she has against me, I think she's just still very much a part of the Playboy fold and she didn't experience exactly what I experienced when I was there," Madison continued, but ultimately said, "At the end of the day, I wish her the best."


When asked about her recollection of the first time she had sex with Hef, Holly reassured us that it was all true, and explained why she thinks more women haven't come forward to discuss their experiences.

"I think other women are embarrassed. Women move on with their lives and they get married and have kids and they don't wanna go back and say, 'Oh when I was 20, I had sex with this old dude and there were other girls.' Nobody wants to talk about that."

Holly clearly had a different approach and felt the need to tell her story. But why now? "I just didn't think, overall, it was a very good message for women, because the best part of my life has been the seven years since I left the mansion, you know, being married, having a baby, even before that, being single, working hard and standing on my own two feet," she began.

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"I wanted to tell my whole story. If anything happened to me before my daughter was old enough to talk to me about it, I'd want her to know where I was coming from, and I think there are women who could learn from my story and not make the same mistakes I did."

Speaking of Rainbow Aurora, Madison knows the day will come when she has to explain to her daughter everything that went on in her past, and she's ready for it.

"I just have to honest. I have to own up to the decisions I made, mistakes I made, tell people why and it's good practice for that."