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

    3:55 pm PDT 05/17/2014
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    The 41-year-old was arrested Friday evening at an office building on Wilshire Boulevard after getting into a scuffle. READ MORE

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  2. Joe Francis Sentenced to Jail Over Assault

    11:40 am PDT 08/27/2013
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    The "Girls Gone Wild" creator will spend 270 days locked up and three years on probation. READ MORE

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  3. Girls Gone Wild Founder Joe Francis Threatens to Sue Over Stolen Sex Tape

    7:01 pm PDT 06/05/2013
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    He claims the footage -- which reportedly is being shopped to various media outlets -- was taken from his girlfriend's recently stolen iPad. READ MORE

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  4. Joe Francis Apologizes for 'Appalling' Interview With The Hollywood Reporter

    6:55 am PDT 05/23/2013
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    UPDATED: The Girls Gone Wild founder says: "I am not, nor have I ever been a violent person." READ MORE

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  5. Joe Francis Juror Responds to 'Retarded' Slam: 'It Reaffirms' Guilty Verdict

    5:15 pm PDT 05/22/2013
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    After the Girls Gone Wild mogul told THR the jury should be "lined up and shot," one of them reveals details of the "harrowing" 911 calls that led to his conviction. READ MORE

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  6. Girls Gone Wild Creator Joe Francis: 'If I Wasn't Me, I'd F---ing Hate Me'

    10:48 am PDT 05/22/2013
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    "People repeat s--- over and over, and it becomes the truth. If you read the s--- about me, you think I’m an a--hole," he tells THR the day after he was found guilty of falsely imprisoning three women in L.A. READ MORE

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  7. Joe Francis' 7 Disastrous Run-ins With the Law

    8:00 am PDT 05/22/2013
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    The Girls Gone Wild founder has one of Hollywood’s most notorious litigation records. READ MORE

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  8. Joe Francis Breaks Silence on 'Retarded' Jury

    8:00 am PDT 05/22/2013
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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 rails against "mentally f--king retarded" jurors. READ MORE

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  9. Behind the Scenes of THR’s Joe Francis Photo Shoot

    8:00 am PDT 05/22/2013
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    Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis reveals the three steps to success and how he handles bad press. READ MORE

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  10. Joe Francis of 'Girls Gone Wild' on his Bad Boy Reputation: 'I'm Really a Nice Guy' (Video)

    8:00 am PDT 05/22/2013
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    The mogul, found guilty of falsely imprisoning three women, says there is a "disconnect" between his public persona and the real man. READ MORE

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

    8:00 am PDT 05/22/2013
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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." READ MORE

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  12. 'Girls Gone Wild' Creator Joe Francis Convicted of Assaulting a Woman

    7:35 pm PDT 05/06/2013
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    He faces up to five years in jail after being found guilty by a jury. READ MORE

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  13. 'Girls Gone Wild' Company Declares Bankruptcy

    11:36 am PST 02/28/2013
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    UPDATED: A company associated with the brand founded by Joe Francis seeks a reorganization. READ MORE

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  14. Steve Wynn Vs. Joe Francis: Anatomy of a $40 Million Smackdown

    5:00 am PDT 09/12/2012
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    In one of the odder defamation lawsuits in recent Hollywood history, Wynn calls "Girls Gone Wild" mogul Francis a "digital assassin" after a jury awards him millions in a decision that Francis vows to appeal. READ MORE

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  15. Steve Wynn Vs. Joe Francis Defamation Trial Set to Begin

    4:49 am PDT 08/30/2012
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    The casino mogul says the Girls Gone Wild founder damaged his business by claiming he wanted to kill Francis. READ MORE

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  16. Pamela Anderson, Lionel Richie and Joe Francis Among Hollywood Names on California's Tax Delinquents List

    2:35 pm PDT 04/14/2012
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    Cnet's Halsey M. Minor and Nick Cassavetes are among the 500 people listed as owing the state taxes. READ MORE

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  17. Madonna Didn't Change 'Girl Gone Wild' Because of Joe Francis, Her Rep Says

    11:00 am PST 02/28/2012
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    The new track, part of the pop superstar's upcoming album "MDNA," was originally titled "Girls Gone Wild," much to the franchise founder's chagrin. READ MORE

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  18. Steve Wynn Prevails in $7.5 Million Lawsuit Against Joe Francis

    7:28 am PST 02/23/2012
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    The Las Vegas casino mogul wins five-year battle against the "Girls Gone Wild" creator. READ MORE

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  19. 'Girls Gone Wild's' Joe Francis Sends Legal Threat to Madonna Over Super Bowl Show

    10:42 pm PST 02/03/2012
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    NBCUniversal and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are also named in the document, which aims to prevent the singer from performing her song of the same name at the Super Bowl. READ MORE

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  20. Hollywood Docket: PGA Hires Legal Exec; Joe Francis Pleads the 5th; Rick Nelson Vs. Capitol Records

    12:52 am PDT 10/21/2011
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    Entertainment law roundup including new legislation, court decisions, and lawsuits. READ MORE

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