Home

“Girls Gone Wild” Creator Francis Sentenced for Assault
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Joe Francis, the creator of “Girls Gone Wild,” is hiding a volatile temper behind his not at all creepy smile. He was just sentenced Tuesday to 270 days in jail, three years probation, a year of psychological counseling, and the completion of an anger management course, for attacking a woman who blocked him from seducing one of her friends.

Francis was convicted of three counts of false imprisonment, one of dissuading a witness from reporting, and one of assault causing great bodily injury, in an episode that took place Jan. 29, 2011.

  
What
Where


“Whether a celebrity or not, you will be held accountable for your misdeeds,” said former City Atty. Carmen A. Trutanich at the time of his conviction. “The victims in this case should be commended for their courage in stepping forward and reporting these attacks, and for not being intimidated for seeing this matter through the justice system.”

The incident in question happened when Francis lead one of the women back to his limo. Believing he would give them rides to their cars, they followed, only for his driver and bodyguard to allegedly produce sheriff’s badges and not let them out of the limo. They ended up at his place, where he attempted to lead one of the women he was interested in away, only for her friend to stop him.

Francis then “jumped on the friend, took her to the ground, choked her, slammed her head against the ground, dragged her across the ground, and when she got back up, did it several more times,” said Deputy City Attorney Mitchell Fox.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




When the women said they would call police, he yelled, “go ahead and call the police,” and he said that he “owns the police” and they would not arrest him.

That last point ended up not being the case, ultimately, and after he was convicted, he told The Hollywood Reporter that the jury that convicted him had members who were “retarded,” and “they should all be lined up and shot.” He also said the women were liars. How dare they suggest he has anger issues?



His attorney still plans on appealing the decision.



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Legal Secretary

USA-LA-New Orleans

A New Orleans litigation law firm is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant / Legal Secretary to und...

Apply now

Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney

USA-TX-Fort Worth

We are currently looking for a consumer Bankruptcy Attorney to join our team. This position is respo...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-NE-Bellevue

Paralegal Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP is seeking an experienced Paralegal to join our Firm. ...

Apply now

Employment Advocate

USA-CA-Malibu

Legal Authority is at the forefront of the job placement industry. We are looking for an experi...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Transactional Capital Markets Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks mid-level transactional capi...

Apply Now

Mid-level Transactional Capital Markets Associate Attorney

USA-OR-Portland

Portland office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks mid-level transactional capital m...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-SC-Charleston

Charleston office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks associate attorney with 2+ year...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top