After an apparently tumultuous two year relationship, it looks like the end of the affair for 2011 Playmate of the Year, Clair Sinclair, and Marston Hefner, Playboy's heir apparent. Sinclair opened up to E! News today, beginning with her account of Sunday night's altercation: "We had just freshly moved into the apartment, and I know Marston was a little stressed about it, and Marston has been unstable throughout the whole course of our relationship....and we got into an argument about something really silly and it kind of escalated and it became violent. Initially, he kicked me and I went backwards, I fell. Then he punched me and grabbed me up, and I scratched him to defend myself. It was very shocking."
According to KTLA, Marston is free on bail after allegedly attacking his Playmate girlfriend at their Pasadena home. Prosecutors filed misdemeanor domestic violence charges Monday against Marston (21), Hef's oldest of two sons from his previous marriage to 1989 Playmate of the Year, Kimberley Conrad.
Sinclair also reported to E! News that neither Marston nor his father, Hugh Hefner, have reached out to her after this altercation. She went on to say, "Nobody, no support. Nobody's empathetic or concerned. It's more like, cover it up and protect the image. You know what I'm saying? All I want is for Marston to give a public apology. And I want him to get psychiatric help. I want him to admit that he did hit me more than once."
I feel very sad over this personally since my longtime involvement with Playboy has been a very happy one. I can't personally confirm that Hef hasn't tried to contact Claire, and as very shocking as this is, I hope people don't blame the father for the sins of the son.
I do agree that Marston, obviously, needs counseling and hope he can also receive some anger management support as well.
When I met Claire at a past Glamourcon, she couldn't have been more charming to everyone she met at the event.
I wish them both well and hope they can move on to healthier relationships.