Joe Francis Sentenced to Jail, Says He's Not Going
'Girls Gone Wild' honcho calls his sentence 'absurd'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2013 2:33 AM CDT
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)

(Newser) – Your fondest dream has come true: Joe Francis, creator of that oh-so-classiest of franchises, Girls Gone Wild, has been sentenced to jail. Francis got a 270-day sentence yesterday for his conviction in a pretty crazy assault, but he assures TMZ he's not going anywhere. The sentence is "ridiculous" and "absurd," he says, and he's appealing it. It could take years for a judge to reject the appeal, TMZ explains, and Francis won't have to turn himself in until that happens. (Or he could win the appeal, which of course is what he predicts will happen.)

"I'm 100% innocent and the evidence showed I'm 100% innocent and, I mean, there's really nothing else to say. I'm 100% innocent and the evidence showed it," Francis said. "There's no way that I kidnapped three girls in this car, this very car. ... There's no way I've ever had to force anyone to get in this car. Ever." Also included in his sentence: a year of psychological counseling and anger management, and three years of probation, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Aug 29, 2013 3:46 AM CDT
dude go to jail like everyone else who gets charged with a crime. what makes you so special! these guys always have to up the level of excitement! of course he did it. go to jail, do your hours, see your shrink, go to anger management. wasn't he in trouble with the law last year too? this guy can NOT stay out of trouble!
Aug 28, 2013 9:46 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD..... Girls do go wild .. and do those things he filmed .. some love to show their tits, and others like to bear their a$$ .. and when we met fun loving girls .. we always asked them to show their tits...... REALLY
Aug 28, 2013 9:44 AM CDT
He thinks he's the hottest thing since sliced bread, and unfortunately, there are thousands of girls willing to bolster his delusion. :(