“Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis Found Guilt Of Assault

"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis Found Guilt Of Assault

On Monday May 5th “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis was convicted of nearly half a dozen misdemeanor counts in connection with assaults on three women. Francis, 40, was found guilty in a jury trial on five charges — three counts of false imprisonment, one count of dissuading a witness from reporting and one count of assault causing great bodily injury — stemming from a Jan. 29, 2011, incident.

Prosecutors say Francis took three women home from the Supper Club in Hollywood and a fight broke out when he tried to separate one from the other. Francis grabbed a woman by the hair and throat and slammed her head into the floor before the women were escorted out of the house. While in a taxi driving back to Hollywood, the victims called 911 and met LAPD officers where their car had been left parked.

The founder of the soft porn “Girls Gone Wild” has had multiple legal troubles following him and the video producer who has made a fortune exploiting young, drunk females, has finally been convicted and held accountable for his despicable acts.  This would not have happened if the all-woman jury in Panama City, Florida had done their job back  in April 2011 and awarded four women damages in their civil lawsuit against Joe Francis.  Francis was charged with psychological damage when he filmed them flashing their breasts for his video series when they were underage.

Sentencing will take place May 8 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. He faces up to five years in jail. Did the “Girls Gone Wild” creator get what he deserved? This should be a lesson learned and whether you are a celebrity or not, you will be held accountable for your misdeeds. Share your thoughts?

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