Roxanne Pulitzer, whose divorce from newspaper heir Peter Pulitzer involved allegations of wild sex, witchcraft and drug parties, will appear nude in the June issue of Playboy magazine.
"I did it because it was the right time, the right place and the right interviewer -- and I had full control," said Pulitzer, 33, who lives in West Palm Beach and earns $40 a week as an aerobics instructor.
Jack Bernstein, director of promotion for Playboy, said Pulitzer appears wearing a bathing suit on the cover and is featured in an eight-page photo spread and interview inside. The magazine will hit newsstands April 29.
"Roxanne has been in a very difficult situation. Her money ran out," said palimony lawyer Marvin Mitchelson, who represented her in her divorce judgment appeal. "It's been tough on her. She's been resourceful. One has to make ends meet."
The Pulitzers' heavily publicized December 1982 divorce trial ended with Roxanne Pulitzer losing her share of an estimated $25 million fortune and receiving instead a black Porsche and $2,000 a month in alimony, which ran out four months ago.
"I feel it's been long enough" since the divorce, she said. "I see nothing wrong with nudity if it's done tastefully."
Asked for her thoughts on the reactions of her two school-age sons, Mack and Zack, who are living with their father, Pulitzer said: "I certainly hope I raised them not to be close-minded about Playboy. My husband was a subscriber for years."
During her divorce trial, it was claimed that Roxanne Pulitzer used a trumpet in bedside witchcraft rituals and that she had sexual relations with Jacqueline Kimberly, 34, the wife of James Kimberly, one of the heirs to the Kleenex fortune.