(LOS ANGELES) — The oldest son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was arrested Sunday night following accusations that he physically assaulted his girlfriend, a former Playmate of the Year.
According to TMZ.com, police were called to the home of Marston Hefner and Claire Sinclair in Pasadena, Calif., where Sinclair claimed he punched her and kicked her in the stomach. Sinclair, who reportedly had bruises and red marks on her body, also told police Hefner refused to let her leave the home.
According to TMZ, Sinclair’s family called 911 after she informed them of the incident. Hefner, who’s 21, was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence and was later released on $20,000 bail. TMZ reports Sinclair on Monday obtained a three-day restraining order against Hefner. However, she tells E! News she won’t press charges against him.
Hugh Hefner reacted to the arrest by telling People magazine, “If they care about each other, they’ll patch it up.”
Sinclair was named Playmate of the Year in 2011.
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