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

"I am who I am," he says.

"He is who he is," adds Wilson.

Not even he can be blamed for the most horrific incident in his fast and furious life, when he was robbed at gunpoint, kidnapped and held in the trunk of his own Bentley in 2004.

"A masked man walked in, put a gun to the back of my head," he says, reliving the moment with evident pain. "Probably about midnight. He says, 'You're home early.' He walked in with a mask right out of that room [the kitchen], put me on the floor right there. [Then] he moved me upstairs. Everything was duct-taped. My mouth was duct-taped. My face was duct-taped, and he would un-duct-tape me to get bank codes and wire things out of my accounts. He put a dildo next to me, and he's like, 'Oh, I'm not gay, I'm not gay.' And then he pulled my shorts a little bit." Did the assailant force the dildo on him, as reported? "There was no sex stuff whatsoever -- that was untrue."

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He starts to describe how Darnell Riley, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for the crime, threw him in his car and drove him down the hill. Then he breaks down.

"This is horrible," he says, fighting tears. "He drove me to the bottom of the hill, and he left me in the car, and it's just, like -- it's really hard. I'm alive. I'm alive. I'm alive." He's up on his feet, now. "What else do you need for the interview? Because I'm done."

It's 11 p.m. The lights are dimmed low, lending a warmth to this large open home, removed from the city and Francis' legal problems. You can see Los Angeles spread out in the distance, views stretching beyond a wall with its large painting of a jagged red arrow pointing to the word "danger," one story below a video installation of a naked woman rocking back and forth on a swing.

I rise and gather my things while Francis takes a bathroom break. As we wait, Wilson quietly tells me just what took place during the kidnapping, how Francis remained locked in his car until the police found him, and how his friend Hilton was told the attacker's identity at a party, leading to his arrest.

Francis returns, and they hold hands. It's clear Wilson cares for him, though it's less clear how long she'll be able to endure his roller-coaster life. She met him a few years ago, two weeks after arriving in L.A. from Oklahoma City. Then, during a split, he had a weeks-long marriage (or "civil union," in his words) to Entertainment Tonight's Christina McLarty.

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Wilson has had more than her share of problems, including a battle with anorexia, and the two have gone through therapy -- well, VH1's Couples Therapy, which airs this summer. Now they're planning a family. "We're going to have kids this year, or we're going to start," says Francis, beaming.

In the sudden chill of the night, as they escort me to my car, he seems terribly vulnerable -- such a raw, gaping wound of a human being that one wonders what will become of him. Gone are the glory days when Jennifer Aniston reportedly bought Brad Pitt GGW videos and when the likes of Jack Nicholson and Orlando Bloom were rumored to be Francis' houseguests.

Soon, he'll be away from Hollywood and his troubles during a monthlong trip to India, set to commence the day after our interview. But then he must return for his July 9 sentencing.

As I leave him to ready for the trip, he gives me a great bear hug and a kiss. "Just don't do what everyone else does," he says.

"Don't make me look crazy."

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