Girls Gone Wild Honcho Fights Sex Tape Release

The irony of Joe Francis' plight is not lost on anyone

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 5, 2013 10:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Oh, the sweet, sweet irony: Joe Francis, who got rich and infamous by hawking videos of scantily clad ladies, is upset now that a tape of his own sexual escapades is being shopped around. Francis says the footage, shot recently with his girlfriend Abbey Wilson, was on Wilson's iPad, which was stolen from her bag at an airport. The Girls Gone Wild founder tells TMZ he was not involved with the leak, and is threatening legal action against whomever is trying to distribute the video. Let's just say this has not been Francis' year so far.

Joe Francis, the founder of the Girls Gone Wild video empire, smiles as he leaves the Edward R. Roybal Center and Federal Building court on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 in Los Angeles.
Joe Francis, the founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" video empire, smiles as he leaves the Edward R. Roybal Center and Federal Building court on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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