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Madison: Yeah definitely we were manipulated to not get along.He would always tell us that he wanted us to all get along but looking back I see there were a lot of instances of him going back and forth and creating a lot of drama that made him feel desired and fought over. All these girls were young, star struck, blinded by fame and money and that's definitely what he preys on. Madison: I thought it would be a stepping stone to something, maybe I'd be in the magazine.He certainly didn't want seven girls banding together and taking charge of the relationship. Madison: Everyone focuses on the age difference but when I look back and it was the way I was treated not the age difference... When I moved in there I was fresh off the bus from Oregon. I was looking for a fun adventure and I thought, maybe this is it. I tried so much to love him and be a good girlfriend.Playboy founder Hugh Hefner released a statement Monday saying former girlfriend Holly Madison’s new book is her attempt to “rewrite history in an attempt to stay in the spotlight.” In an extensive interview with FOX411, Madison says she’s not interested in Hefner’s opinion, and that her book “Down the Rabbit Hole” is “the truth.” She also talks about what her life is like now, and what she would do if her daughter was asked to move into Hef's mansion.FOX411: What did you think of the statement Hugh Hefner released?
Holly Madison: Well I was never really interested on what he had to say about this book. I didn't write it to get revenge or say, 'Ha ha' or anything like that.If I was going to do that I would have done it a long time ago.I wanted to share my side of the story to get the truth about me out there and hopefully inspire other people who are in bad situations.FOX411: So why did you wait so long to tell your story?Madison: For so many years I just didn't want to write about my years at the mansion, when I was out promoting my TV shows and my live shows, I just didn't want to be known as Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend.I wanted to stand on my own two feet so I just didn't want to talk about it and over time it just became the elephant in the room that I couldn't get away from and I realized everybody else had had their chance to tell their side of the story or to make assumptions about me that weren't really true so finally I got to tell my own version of the story.