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Joe Francis Turns Himself In to Cops

Sources say warrant was for false imprisonment
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2011 11:04 AM CDT
Joe Francis arrives at 'The Next Three Days' Los Angeles Special Screening at Directors Guild of America on November 16, 2010 in West Hollywood, California.   (Getty Images)
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(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 like this: Three women (the accusers) met Francis at a nightclub. He said he'd give them a lift to their car in his limo. Instead, he allegedly took them to his mansion against their wishes. (Read more Girls Gone Wild stories.)

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