Following his death, Hugh Hefner has made sure his family members refrain from substance abuse.
Hefner established that the beneficiaries of his trust – which include his widow Crystal, and his children Christie, David, Marston, and Cooper – must live clean in order to maintain their inheritance.
If they are discovered to frequently use any illegal substances or become dependent upon alcohol or any legal drugs, they will be removed from the trust.
In documents obtained by The Blast, the trustees have the authority to determine what will be considered as substance abuse.
“If the trustees reasonably believe that a beneficiary of any trust routinely or frequently uses or consumes any illegal substance so as to be physically or psychologically dependent upon that substance, or is clinically dependent upon the use or consumption of alcohol or any other legal drug or chemical substance that is not prescribed by a board certified medical doctor or psychiatrist in a current program of treatment supervised by such a doctor or psychiatrist, and if the trustees reasonably believe that as a result the beneficiary is unable to care for himself or herself, or is unable to manage his or her financial affairs, all mandatory distributions (including distributions upon termination of the trust) to the beneficiary, all of the beneficiary’s withdrawal rights, and all of the beneficiary’s rights to participate in decisions concerning the removal and appointment of Trustees will be suspended.”
However, the trust offers its recipients the chance to redeem themselves.