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'Girls Gone Wild' Joe Francis Sent To Jail For Contempt Of Court (35 days)
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http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=3069837

'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Gets Jail TimeFounder of 'Girls Gone Wild' Videos Sentenced in Fla. to Jail for By MELISSA NELSON

PANAMA CITY, Fla. Apr 23, 2007 (AP) Blowing his nose and wiping away tears, the multimillionaire founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" video empire pleaded guilty to contempt of court Monday and was sentenced to 35 days in jail.

Joe Francis, who was sued by seven women who were minors when filmed, apologized to the judge for yelling at the plaintiffs during settlement talks.

"I am sorry for my behavior. It was wrong. I had heard about appeals and things and I was confused. I am sorry, I really am," said Francis, 34.

Francis drew the contempt charge during negotiations to settle the federal lawsuit brought after his production company filmed the women at Panama City Beach in 2003.

Attorneys for the women said Francis, who makes a reported $29 million a year taping topless women for his videos, lost his temper in negotiations and yelled obscenities at them.


He's scum!
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  -'Girls Gone Wild' Joe Francis Sent To Jail For Contempt Of Court (35 days) LynneSin  Apr-24-07 09:02 AM   #0 
  - I heard on the radio today that he's being harassed by another inmate.  Bunny   Apr-24-07 09:21 AM   #1 
  - Good and good!!!  LostinVA   Apr-24-07 09:22 AM   #3 
     - I think all the money he earned should be divided up to all the girls  LynneSin   Apr-24-07 10:03 AM   #6 
        - I think it was the LA Times, but I read that, too  LostinVA   Apr-24-07 10:08 AM   #8 
  - You know, if you can't control your temper in court  skygazer   Apr-24-07 09:21 AM   #2 
  - "convicts gone wild"  datasuspect   Apr-24-07 09:23 AM   #4 
  - there is a sweet irony here...in a sober but enraged state...  bleedingheart   Apr-24-07 09:54 AM   #5 
  - well, in prison he'll be the one getting abused  Wetzelbill   Apr-24-07 10:05 AM   #7 
  - I promised I'd do this in every thread I saw about Francis  Hong Kong Cavalier   Apr-24-07 10:20 AM   #9 
  - That's the article  LynneSin   Apr-24-07 11:47 AM   #11 
  - I read a post in a previous Francis-based thread....  Hong Kong Cavalier   Apr-24-07 12:36 PM   #12 
     - This is very true.  lildreamer316   Apr-24-07 02:41 PM   #20 
  - Thanks; was looking for that. n/t  lildreamer316   Apr-24-07 12:58 PM   #14 
  - What a shithead.  Richardo   Apr-24-07 02:35 PM   #18 
  - "I'm in contempt of court!! Waaah! Maybe next time I won't be so contemptuous!"  HypnoToad   Apr-24-07 11:04 AM   #10 
  - I hope he DOESN'T get abused in jail.  Evoman   Apr-24-07 12:45 PM   #13 
  - I don't want him to get raped..  lildreamer316   Apr-24-07 01:00 PM   #15 
     - The only way he can feel the same way these girls felt  LynneSin   Apr-24-07 02:28 PM   #16 
        - True..  lildreamer316   Apr-24-07 02:33 PM   #17 
  - I am happy to see that he is going to jail for this.  KitchenWitch   Apr-24-07 02:38 PM   #19 
 

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