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Joe Francis Sentenced to Jail, Says He's Not Going

'Girls Gone Wild' honcho calls his sentence 'absurd'

(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"... More »

Girls Gone Wild Honcho Fights Sex Tape Release

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

(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,... More »

Girls Gone Wild Founder Convicted in Crazy Assault

Joe Francis also found guilty of false imprisonment

(Newser) - If you live for the days when you can relish the misfortune of Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, then this is for you: He was found guilty yesterday of misdemeanor counts of assault and false imprisonment stemming from a dispute with three women after a night out at a... More »

Girls Gone Wild Files for Bankruptcy

We know you must be devastated

(Newser) - In what may be a perfect example of "what goes around comes around," Girls Gone Wild has filed for bankruptcy. Founder Joe Francis put his 16-year-old empire under bankruptcy protection yesterday in an effort to keep Las Vegas resort owner Steve Wynn from grabbing any of those assets,... More »

Girls Gone Wild Founder Hit With Another $20M Verdict

Steve Wynn now owed $40M by 'digital assassin'

(Newser) - Bad-mouthing casino mogul Steve Wynn has cost Joe Francis $20 million for the second day in a row. A jury awarded Wynn $20 million in punitive damages in his defamation lawsuit against the Girls Gone Wild founder yesterday, after awarding him $20 million in compensatory damages Monday , reports the Los ... More »

Girls Gone Wild Founder Loses $20M Slander Suit

Jury sides with casino mogul Steve Wynn

(Newser) - Lots of girls are going to have to go pretty wild to pay off Joe Francis' legal bills: A jury has awarded casino mogul Steve Wynn $20 million in his slander suit against the Girls Gone Wild soft-porn tycoon, reports the Los Angeles Times . Francis had publicly claimed that Wynn... More »

Joe Francis Turns Himself In to Cops

Sources say warrant was for false imprisonment

(Newser) - Joe Francis turned himself into police last night for … something. Sources tell the Los Angeles Times the Girls Gone Wild founder turned himself in to the LAPD on a misdemeanor warrant for false imprisonment, but no details were given. TMZ spoke with sources who say the story goes something... More »

Girls Gone Wild's Joe Francis Splits With Wife

Radar: They might divorce after just 2 months

(Newser) - When you marry the founder of a company that made its money off drunk women, did you really think it was going to end happily? CBS reporter Christina McLarty apparently did, but she hasn't been living at husband Joe Francis' Bel Air home for close to a month. A source... More »

Girls Gone Wild's Joe Francis Engaged

Joe Francis proposes domestic partnership

(Newser) - Shockingly, there’s a woman out there who’s agreed to spend the rest of her life with Joe Francis of Girls Gone Wild fame. Francis proposed—kinda—to his CBS reporter girlfriend of 4 years in St. Tropez, but he and Christina McLarty won’t actually be getting married.... More »

Hef Is Healthy; Jon + Kate's Marriage Isn't

Plus, Eminem is back—and more

(Newser) - Yesterday it was Ed McMahon protesting rumors of his demise; today it’s Hugh Hefner. The 83-year-old Playboy magnate is “in very good shape and feeling very good,” he tells E!, adding that the breakup with his exes certainly isn’t taking a toll: “The recovery, thanks... More »

Flu Gone Wild: Vid King Busted For Missing Court Date

Francis 5 hours late for tax-evasion hearing

(Newser) - The flu has sleaze-meister Joe Francis going a bit wild himself, his lawyer tells E! Online. The Girls Gone Wild producer was arrested yesterday after he was five hours late to a Los Angeles court for a tax-evasion hearing. Francis is accused of hoarding $20 million in bogus deductions. More »

Porn Kings Want Federal Bailout

$5B sought to 'rejuvenate sexual appetite'

(Newser) - Recession depression has hampered America's sex drive, claim Larry Flynt (of Hustler fame) and Joe Francis (Girls Gone Wild). The adult-entertainment kings want a federal bailout for slumping DVD sales, down 22% in the past year. Placing themselves alongside Detroit’s automakers in national importance, the duo says Congress should... More »

Woman Sues Spitzer Call Girl in ID Theft

Dupre 'showed driver's license closeup to get on Girls Gone Wild'

(Newser) - A New Jersey woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Ashley Dupre—better known as Eliot Spitzer's high-priced call girl—and Girls Gone Wild for defamation and invasion of privacy for Dupre's use of the woman's lost driver's license on the raunchy program. More »

Spitzer Call Girl Drops 'Girls Gone Wild' Suit

Woman said she was 17 when she signed video contract

(Newser) - The call girl at the heart of the Spitzer sex scandal has dropped a $10 million lawsuit against Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, AP reports. Ashley Dupre, who said she was17 at the time she was filmed for a raunchy video, had claimed she was duped into giving her... More »

Spitzer Call Girl Speaks Out on 'Hard Times'

Leaves MySpace message of thanks for supporters

(Newser) - The call girl whose trysts with former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer triggered his resignation is speaking out for the first time, reports People. Ashley Dupré, 23, has written a message of thanks on her MySpace page to those who have left supportive comments—and responded to some not-so-kind zingers.... More »

Spitzer Hooker Sues Girls Gone Wild for $10M

Francis exploited her with booze, call girl claims

(Newser) - The call girl who once serviced New York's governor is now charging $10 million—in a lawsuit against Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis, People reports. Ashley Alexandra Dupré alleges that Francis persuaded her to be filmed topless when she was underage and exploited her name and image for profit. More »

'Kristen' Was 17 in Wild Videos, Says Lawyer

Girls Gone Wild boss may put nude footage online anyway

(Newser) - Girls Gone Wild mogul Joe Francis thought he'd hit the jackpot when he discovered he had raunchy videos of the call girl from the Spitzer sex scandal on file. But his find may prove less of a bonanza than he'd hoped, now that Ashley Alexandre Dupre has said she was... More »

Call Girl Was a 'Girl Gone Wild'

Spitzer hooker filmed Spring Break videos in '03

(Newser) - The call girl who ended Eliot Spitzer's career started hers on a nude Girls Gone Wild video during a wild Spring Break weekend in 2003, reports the LA Times. Ashley Alexandra Dupré was celebrating her 18th birthday in Miami when she stumbled across the Girls Gone Wild production bus, and... More »

Girls Gone Wild Mogul Goes Free

Coed video millionaire cops deal from Florida judge

(Newser) - Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, who's been behind bars for nearly a year, is a free man today after cutting a deal with Florida prosecutors, E! News reports. He faced felony charges from filming underage girls for the raunchy videos that have made him millions. Francis blasted the "... More »

Even in Jail, Francis Still Not a Guy Gone Mild

Fiery 'Girls Gone Wild' chief faces myriad legal hurdles

(Newser) - Wild antics usually sell videotapes for Joe Francis, the iconoclast behind “Girls Gone Wild.” But now they’ve landed the 34-year-old entrepreneur in jail and a slew of legal trouble. “I am not a criminal,” Francis insists, but his trail of civil suits and charges—including... More »

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