Convicted Girls Gone Wild Mogul Joe Francis Breaks Silence: 'Retarded' Jury 'Should Be Shot Dead'

8:00 AM PST 05/22/2013 by Stephen Galloway
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One day after being found guilty of falsely imprisoning three women in his Bel-Air home, the Girls Gone Wild founder in an exclusive interview railed against "mentally f--king retarded" jurors, "piece of sh-t" Steve Wynn and his legions of "jealous" critics: "Look at their penis and tell me if it's small."

Adds Francis: "I went to a place in my mind where I could survive and realized how f--ed up this country was. And I really do want to show you the letters. I want to show you the letters and what they wrote me because it was like: 'She wanted me to kill her. The devil told me.' I mean, they're crazy people."

Throughout, Francis refused to plead guilty until "the guy killed himself in the cell next to mine. And I was done. And then I called my attorney in tears, and I said, 'I'm taking the deal.' I could've walked out six months before. I wasn't going to plead to a crime I didn't commit. I'm not a child abuser. And I wouldn't plead to a sex crime at all, ever. Then, finally, I broke down, and I'm like: 'Oh, this is enough murder; this is enough death around me. Whatever. Child abuse? Fine, I'm a convicted child abuser.' I got out that day." He pleaded no contest to one count of felony child abuse and two counts of misdemeanor prostitution and paid what was reported to be a multimillion-dollar settlement to the girls.

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The experience didn't tame him and, in 2007, Francis got into a fight with Wynn over a $2 million gambling debt. As their battle escalated, the casino magnate successfully sued for defamation after Francis accused Wynn of threatening to kill him. (The verdict is being appealed.)

"He's an asshole," says Francis. "Steve Wynn is a monster, piece-of-shit asshole. He really is a piece of shit. By the way, I'm going to have his ass. He is a scoundrel."

He leans back, momentarily drained. He hasn't eaten anything in the several hours we have spent together and already has gone through a photo shoot as well as talks with a lawyer, who has been shuffling in and out of his office.

"I'm drunk," he admits, before looking at one of two glasses in front of me.

"Fill up his glass!" he says.

"But he already has a full glass," insists Wilson.

"He wants that one! That's the one he wants! Fill it up!"

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As she does, he moves on to his present legal issue, which emerged from a 2011 accusation by three students. "Rich guys don't do that," he repeatedly states. "I'm a sophisticated, classy guy."

So what happened?

"All I did was do a nice thing," he says, recounting how he invited the women home after meeting them at the Supper Club in Hollywood. "It just proves that any celebrity in Hollywood should never give a ride home to any girls. I mean, there were 20 people in the afterparty. They [say they] got their head slammed on a tile floor and they were imprisoned here for hours. They said it was here on the tile floor. I don't see any tile right here. Now you've been here for hours. Have you been imprisoned?"

He notes: "It's a misdemeanor, anyways. Look, at the most, I could get 90 days of anger management. That's the maximum." So why has the media reported that he could face five years in prison? "Because they're reporters, and they're assholes, of course." (The maximum could be five years, according to prosecutors, but legal sources believe such a sentence is unlikely.)

Innocent or guilty, surely Francis agrees he's a magnet for trouble.

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