I know there is an old adage that there is all publicity is good publicity, I think that might be tested by this story
Strangely enough both myself and my wife we at Domainfest, attended all events including the Playboy party and hung out with many of those who got sick but fortunately seemed to have missed the “Plague”.
Also interestingly just this week a lawsuit was filed relating to Playboy taking itself private, regarding the value of the Mansion. (actually the suit was filed in July but the allegation regarding the value of the mansion 1st came up last week in an amended filing)
The lawsuit alleges that the mansion is worth $54 million dollars, or 45 times more than Playboy claimed it was worth it its filings.
According to the that suit:
“Hefner and Playboy Enterprises are hiding the true value of the company’s assets in an effort to take it private without fairly paying for the minority stake that Hefner doesn’t own.
“The information sent to minority shareholders describing the deal “seems designed to intentionally mislead, or at a minimum, confuse Playboy’s public shareholders” lawyers for the shareholders.