In July 2022, when Holly Madison, a one-time Playboy bunny and girlfriend of Hugh Hefner, started probing into the 2009 homicide of 28-year-old Playboy get together hostess Jasmine Fiore, the ex-pinup was startled by an unpleasant similarity. 

While Madison didn’t know Fiore personally, each had been bosomy blondes with beaming smiles — giddily bouncing round between sultry photoshoots and Hef’s star-studded mansion soirées within the early 2000s. And each had a historical past of being abused by males.

“Jasmine’s was such a horrific story. She was a sufferer of a horrific crime and concerned in an abusive relationship,” Madison, 43, informed The Post. 

“I’ve additionally been in relationships that had been abusive,” she mentioned, noting that the late Hefner was “emotionally” and “mentally” controlling — dictating every part from the size of her hair to the shade of her lipstick.

In August 2009, Jasmine Fiore's dismembered body was found zipped inside of a suitcase and tossed into a dumpster in Buena Park, CA.
In August 2009, Jasmine Fiore’s dismembered body was discovered zipped inside a suitcase and tossed into a dumpster in Buena Park, California.
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“I can relate to her a lot,” she mentioned.

As the host and govt producer of Investigation Discovery channel’s new six-part docuseries, “The Playboy Murders,” out Monday, Madison is shedding mild on the tragic deaths of girls who as soon as bore the long-lasting bunny ears, together with Fiore’s brutal killing by the hands of her husband.

“Men discuss [dating] Playmates … some need that trophy on their arm,” mentioned Madison. “But then they change into so jealous.”

As one of Hef's main girlfriends between 2001 and 2008, Madison often recounts the late baron's "gross" sexual proclivities.
As one among Hef’s fundamental girlfriends between 2001 and 2008, Madison typically recounts the late baron’s “gross” sexual proclivities.

While living in Hef's famed mansion, Madison said neither she nor any of the other live-in playmates could turn to anyone within the Playboy brand for help out of the "controlling" environment while under the mogul's watchful eye.
While residing in Hef’s famed mansion, Madison mentioned neither she nor any of the opposite live-in playmates may flip to anybody throughout the Playboy model for assist out of the “controlling” atmosphere whereas underneath the mogul’s watchful eye.


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Madison tells The Post that she characterizes her romantic relationship with Hugh Hefner as typically emotionally and mentally abusive.


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Fiore was raised by a single mom, Lisa Lepore, within the small city of Bonny Doon simply outdoors of Santa Cruz, California.

In 2000, an 18-year-old Fiore auditioned to be a Playboy centerfold. She didn’t make the lower, however was tapped to function a “Girls of Playboy Golf” hostess. Six years later, she was promoted to the place of Playboy occasion coordinator, organizing branded events in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. 

It was in Sin City that she met Jenkins, a Canadian actual property entrepreneur in his 20s, on March 16, 2009. At the time, he’d simply been booted off the VH1 actuality competitors sequence “Megan Wants a Millionaire,” starring former Playboy “Cybergirl of the Week” Megan Hauserman. 

Madison delves into the heinous murder of Jasmine Fiore and other slain playmates in ID's new docuseries, "The Playboy Murders."
Madison delves into the heinous homicide of Jasmine Fiore and different slain Playmates in ID’s new docuseries, “The Playboy Murders.”
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During the present’s filming, Jenkins, who falsely represented himself as a actual property tycoon price over $2.5 million with a purpose to be solid on the present, expressed his love for Hauserman in a sequence of romantic letters.

In “The Playboy Murders,” Hauserman claims producers compelled her to dump him and choose one other suitor as her ultimate match. She acquired a name from him two days later.

“And earlier than I acquired to elucidate to him what occurred, he mentioned, ‘I’ve met the love of my life and I’m married.’”

Jenkins and Fiore tied the knot at Vegas’ Little White Chapel on March 18 — lower than 48 hours after assembly. He popped the query after discovering their birthdays had been simply days aside in February. 

Hauserman  says Jenkins had claimed her as the love of his life only days before he met and married Fiore.
Hauserman, pictured right here, says Jenkins had claimed her because the love of his life solely days earlier than he met and married Fiore.
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“He thought it was a signal that she was the one and he needed to marry her,” says Hauserman. “Ryan thought that if he couldn’t be married to me, he’d discover one other Playboy mannequin to get married to.”

But his adoration of Fiore’s magnificence and celeb had a darkish aspect. 

“About a month after they acquired married, he noticed her speaking to any person, acquired jealous and pushed her into the pool,” Buena Park detective Greg Pelton says within the doc. 

Jenkins spent the night time in jail after being arrested on a home violence cost. 

After only knowing each other for two days, Fiore and Jenkins got married in Las Vegas on March 18, 2009.
After solely figuring out one another for 2 days, Fiore and Jenkins acquired married in Las Vegas on March 18, 2009.

Jenkins asked Fiore to marry him just days after he was dismissed from a VH1 reality dating competition, starring ex-Playboy model Megan Hauserman.
Jenkins requested Fiore to marry him simply days after he was dismissed from a VH1 actuality relationship competitors, starring ex-Playboy mannequin Megan Hauserman.


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By June, the newlyweds had been on the verge of divorce and largely residing aside. Jenkins reconnected with Hauserman, in search of her recommendation over dinner in Los Angeles. 

“Ryan informed me that Jasmine was ruining his life. But he’s additionally obsessive about her not leaving him as a result of he needs to win. He can’t settle for any rejection,” Hauserman remembers. 

Jenkins then signed on for the solid of VH1’s “I Love Money,” Season 3, in Mexico. While capturing, Jenkins’ sole focus was profitable the $250,000 grand prize within the hopes of regaining Fiore’s affection. 

Hauserman claims Jenkins told her that Fiore was ruining his life.
Hauserman claims Jenkins informed her that Fiore was ruining his life.
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“Producers informed me that he was so obsessive about profitable the cash in order that possibly he may win again his spouse,” says Hauserman. “And he’d simply name her on a regular basis from the present. Trying to control her.”

Fiore in the end gave in to his persistence. 

On August 13, she agreed to accompany Jenkins to a poker match in San Diego, the place they booked a room on the L’Auberge Del Mar resort.

Later that night, on the match, which was held at a close by location, Jenkins found that Fiore had been secretly texting an ex-boyfriend, Robert Hasman. 

Her textual content to Hasman learn, “Send a airplane for me. Come get me. I’m coming again to Vegas to be with you. I’m performed with Ryan Jenkins,” investigative journalist Mark Ebner says within the doc.

The message infuriated Jenkins, sparking an argument.

At 4:30 a.m., L’Auberge cameras confirmed a frantic Jenkins return to his resort room alone.

But investigators say he then left the ground-level room via the patio doorways and dragged a badly crushed Fiore inside. When she tried to name the police, he strangled her to demise. 

During their stay in San Diego, Jenkins discovered that Fiore had been in communication with an ex-boyfriend.
After Jenkins’ arrest, Fiore determined to present their marriage one other shot, and agreed to affix him on what can be a fateful journey to San Diego.

After Jenkins' arrest, Fiore decided to give their marriage another shot, and agreed to join him on what would be a fateful trip to San Diego.
During their keep in San Diego, Jenkins found that Fiore had been in communication with an ex-boyfriend.


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On August 15, Fiore’s bare and dismembered corpse was discovered stuffed inside a suitcase discarded in a dumpster in Buena Park, California. 

But police had been initially unable to determine the body, which was lacking fingers and enamel. 

Still, the killer “forgot one merchandise,” Pelton says — her breast implants, which had been eliminated throughout an post-mortem and contained distinctive serial numbers.

Cops used Fiore's breast implant to positively identify her dead body.
Cops used Fiore’s breast implant to positively determine her lifeless body.
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An worldwide manhunt for Jenkins ensued.

He managed to sail a wakeboard boat near the Canadian border. When he was stopped by the US Coast Guard, Jenkins took off on foot and ran via the woods into Canada. Once there, Jenkins booked a motel room the place he hanged himself on August 23. He left a suicide be aware that learn, partly: “I’m sorry for working away from accountability.”

Madison — who informed The Post that she feels “kinship” with Fiore as a survivor of relationship abuse — hopes her tragic story, in addition to the others featured within the sequence, evokes empathy for victims. 

“They’re all extremely compelling, real-life tales that would occur to anybody,” she mentioned.

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