'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Joe Francis Booked on Assault Charge

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The 41-year-old was arrested Friday evening at an office building on Wilshire Boulevard after getting into a scuffle.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis has been arrested on suspicion of assault after getting into a scuffle, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Los Angeles police Sgt. John Juarez told the Times that the 41-year-old was arrested Friday evening at an office building on Wilshire Boulevard after some "pushing and shoving."

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Francis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year after years of legal troubles and was issued a "stay away" order by a bankruptcy judge.

Juarez told the newspaper police were investigating whether Francis' presence at the building violated the restraining order.

Online jail records show Francis was released Saturday on $20,000 bail.

It was not immediately known if Francis has a lawyer. Neither Francis nor a representative for him could be reached for comment Saturday.

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