Christie Hefner

Insider Trading at Playboy: The Case Against Christie Hefner's Husband Revealed

Christie Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, was in control of Playboy Enterprises for two decades as its CEO. What she wasn't in control of was her husband, William Marovitz, who was secretly trading Playboy stock based on inside information. A new report by Bloomberg reveals the details of his transgressions for the first time.

Playboy Going Private: What Took Hugh Hefner So Long?

Taking Playboy Enterprises private could put the company and its valuable brand back on a path to growth while allowing Hefner to select his successor. Says one analyst: "There's really no upside to being public for them."