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Hollywood big shots such as Cosby — who was already a star after making TV history as the first African-American to star in a major drama on 'I Spy' — had no difficulty getting invitations to the mansion, says Barbi Speaking exclusively to Mail Online from her home in Colorado, Benton, now 64, says Cosby would be at the notorious mansion nearly every Friday and Sunday, to meet up with his lover — whose identity, she says, has not yet been revealed.
'Everybody always got a free dinner and many people would just come for a meal and movie — Friday night was always movie night.
Hef would never charge anyone.'Benton, who dated Hefner from 1968 to 1976, said it was hard for single men to get invitations to the 1920s-built Tudor-Gothic Mansion, with its famous game room and grotto. And Hollywood big shots such as Cosby — who was already a star after making TV history as the first African-American to star in a major drama on 'I Spy' — had no difficulty getting invitations, she added.
At the time, Cosby was beginning to build his now-shattered reputation as a devoted family man.
He had married in January 1964 and by 1968 his two oldest children, daughters Erika and Erinn, had been born and Camille was expecting their third child, son Ennis. But rather than stay at home with his pregnant wife, Cosby took off as often as possible to Hef's home to be with his lover, said Benton, who originally made her name starring in the country-themed TV variety show 'Hee Haw,' before devoting herself to Hefner and appearing in four nude spreads in Playboy.'I saw him there so many times I couldn't count them,' said Benton.