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Joe Francis Charged in Sex Case

4/25/2007 2:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe FrancisTMZ has learned that "Girls Gone Wild" mogul Joe Francis has just been charged with one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. The charge was filed by the L.A. City Attorney.

L.A. City Attorney spokesperson Frank Mateljan tells TMZ that Francis was at a birthday party in Los Angeles this past January when he allegedly touched an 18-year-old girl on the breast, buttocks and inner thigh. The woman allegedly repeatedly asked Francis to stop.

Francis will be arraigned May 22. If convicted, he faces a maximum six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Francis has a world of legal woes. He's currently in a Florida jail serving 35 days for contempt of court. He faces other charges as well.

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some dude    

you reap the harvest you sow and this idiot has planting seeds of f**k-up for a long time.

2677 days ago
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aSiF    

When it rains it pours!

2677 days ago
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ali    

Ha. Ha. Ha.

Bitch.

2677 days ago
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fv    

Agreed ... not to mention that he now has fodder for a NEW video series when he gets out of the slam ... JUDGES GONE WILD!!!

2677 days ago
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Jenni    

This guy is a disgusting pig who is only rich because he feeds off of his perversion for filming young girls willing to exploit themselves! He makes me sick!

2677 days ago
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Alice    

Boy oh boy! This perv can NOT get a break!

2677 days ago
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Dee    

It's about time one of these stupid celebrities got what was coming to them. I wonder who Paris is going to play with now that her buddy is going to be locked up for awhile.

2677 days ago
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Stephanie    

LMFAO!!!

2677 days ago
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GoodGodCanUPplRead?    

He is sooooo screwed in more ways than one.....LMAO

2677 days ago
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Candi Apples    

Not a surprise.Joe Francis makes his living preying on young intoxicated girls.He's a pig!

2677 days ago
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sherby    

Pig !!!

2677 days ago
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SlappDaddy    

Joe Francis, what a Stupid douche bag, the guy makes about 29million a year off of his Videos, he should of just settled with those girls, and moved on, how much money does he need, what a dummy.

2677 days ago
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Just my opinion    

It's about time this punk got put in jail. What he does is prey on under-age, under-the-influenced girls then profits off of their embarrassment!

How would you like it if your daughter, little sister or baby cousin went out, had fun, drank too much then was seen naked on videos across America? And don't blame these girls - they were obviously drunk or high! Taking advantage of someone in that condition makes him just as much a predator as any other slimy pedophile!

I hope he gets the book thrown at him! LOSER!!

2677 days ago
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Dawn    

Funny made his money off 18 yr old girls now he might loose some of it to one. Want abet a lawsuit is gonna hit to ????

2677 days ago
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anon69    

looks like joe is going down--literally, on his big ugly cell mate.
hahahahahahahaha-KARMA BABY!!

2677 days ago
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