The Fantastic Four star threatened legal action after the magazine allegedly 'tricked' Columbia Pictures into allowing them a promotional shot from forthcoming film Into the Blue--after she had already refused to pose for a fee.
But the legendary lothario made amends with a personal letter of apology and as-yet undisclosed donations.
In the letter, Hefner apologizes for "any distress unintentionally caused by the publication of your photo."
He adds, "What was intended as a tribute to your tremendous popularity has been misinterpreted by some as something else for which we are truly sorry since we are among your biggest fans."
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