Dec 7, 2014 5:26 PM

Hugh Hefner: Cosby allegations 'truly saddening'

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) Hugh Hefner says he "would never tolerate" the kind of abusive behavior Bill Cosby is being accused of.

The Playboy magazine mogul said in a statement Saturday that he considers Cosby a good friend and "the mere thought of these allegations is truly saddening."

Cosby has faced a flurry of allegations in recent weeks that he sexually assaulted more than a dozen women. One of the accusers, Judy Huth, filed a lawsuit last week claiming the comedian forced her into a sex act at the Playboy mansion when she was 15 years old.

Hefner, who lives at the mansion, said: "I would never tolerate this kind of behavior, regardless of who was involved."


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