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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 09:02 AM
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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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