Playboy Shareholder Suing Hef

Los Angeles’s most famous editor-in-chief is getting sued by an unhappy shareholder. Playboy Enterprises is hemorrhaging money, stock prices are down, and the future of the company is uncertain. But to the dismay of many shareholders, two possible sales of Playboy Inc. fell through in the past six months. The class action lawsuit contends that majority shareholder Hugh Hefner sabotaged the deals because he didn’t want to give up his lavish lifestyle. TMZ has obtained a copy of the complaint:

In the lawsuit, an investment company that analyzed Playboy’s business sent a note stating “we think the wildcard here is Hugh Hefner.” The note continues, “If you were Hugh Hefner, 81, would you give up the parade of busty blonds, the fancy mansion and the reality TV show for a payout?”

The suit goes on … “Hefner has continued to live the good life and make sure everyone knows it. Hefner remains in the limelight, showing up at media events and at the Playboy mansion … with his girlfriends by his side.”

Good work if you can get it.

Previously on FBLA:

  • Playboy is Looking for a Buyer
  • Playboy May Be Sold To Iconix
  • Iconix Loses Interest In Playboy