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Joe Francis to Candy: Back Off!!!

5/19/2007 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Francis has fired back at Candy Spelling for the open letter posted this morning on TMZ. Francis is currently in Federal custody. Spelling's letter was read to Francis this morning by phone. Francis tells TMZ he wrote the response himself.

Dear Candy:

I don't know you, I have never met you and I don't know anything about you. After reading your letter posted on the internet, my mental picture of you is of a lonely old woman living in a mansion in Holmby Hills with let's say 300 cats jumping around, some in their own feces.

I have tried to think to myself what would compel a woman such as yourself to write a letter to someone they have never met? Even worse, you are making up your mind based on headlines. I can understand you writing Paris Hilton a letter out of care because as you said in your letter, you have known her most of her life. Then again, it's sad and pathetic you had the audacity to post that letter on the internet instead of just sending it to Paris personally.

Candy, you don't know any of the facts concerning my situation. I am a hardworking, compassionate and honest person. I will prevail just as I have in the past because overcoming adversity is not only a part of the entrepreneurial experience but a part of life. You should appreciate this and know this more than anyone and I am ashamed of you for forgetting how hard it is to make it in this world and the people who would love to tear you down because you have. Sadly, it appears you have become one of those people.

Contrary to what you have said in your letter, my world has not changed. My business Girls Gone Wild is thriving and posted record sales last month. Most important, my friends and my family (I love you guys....) have stood by me. This whole situation will be over soon and I will be standing strong.

I have never played a victim but I have always been a fighter. I will ultimately prevail in the matters at hand but I am concerned that you will die a lonely and unfulfilled person playing with those cats and posting open letters to people you have never met on the internet.

Sincerely,

Joe Francis

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136.

who cares?    

he's a BIG pussy!

2612 days ago
137.

Terry    

Joe says " I will prevail" and I'm sure he will like anyone else would, cut a deal and pay what he owes. That dose not take a lot of entrepreneurial experience.The part of the letter that seemed to injure the most was the bit about his " friends"

Sense we have yet to see one make a public statement on his behalf ( Joe was ok with it) I just have to take his word that they have not fled to brighter pastures. Nothing like a little Fed action to chase your friends away.

He says he's "honest" ? Now the whole world can watch as the Feds comb over his files and shower us with his honesty. How many fines for different infractions has he paid in the past? He has never made a honest buck, he is spoiled and arrogant. Exploiting woman because you can does not make someone respectable & hard working, hardly honest lol.

There are many situations where the average Joe could find someone to exploit, most of us just walk away. Those girls are idiots no mistaken that, but Joe is a bigger idiot for enabling their behaviors for money. He had a chance to pay up, He turned it down, He is just another dumb ass multimillionaire with to many back accounts ( and now to much time:) on his hands.

He cant play the victim, when he is the predator.

2612 days ago
138.

marybeth    

Dear Candy,
Could you write a letter of advice to Lindsay Cocaine/Firecrotch Lohan next?
Thanks.



2612 days ago
139.

djdw61    

Well, snap, snap sista!

2612 days ago
140.

Cutefemmegirl    

By the way, Candy -- Keep up the good work .... I love that your pissing off the bad guys!

2612 days ago
141.

brown recluse    

go head # 140- i couldn't have typed it better myself. JOE IS A SCHMUCK !

2612 days ago
142.

KRISTI THE LAWYER    

#89
LISTEN HERE SUSIEQ
LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION: DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN LIKE DAUGHTERS?
LET ME EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU THESE GIRLS ARE GROWN ENOUGH TO GO TO SUCH PLACES THAT HAVE THESE SPRING BREAK CELEBRATIONS SUCH AS MEXICO AND THE CARRIBEAN AND GET DRUNK AND DO STUPID THINGS THEN WANT TO WHINE ABOUT IT WHEN THEY ARE SOBER. QUITE FRANKLY I DO NOT HAVE ANY SYMPATHY FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY GO TO THESE SPRING BREAK LOCATIONS FOR 2 THINGS: PARTYING AND DRINKING BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT IN THIS COUNTRY THE DRINKING AGE IS 21. SO THEREFORE THEY WANT TO GOT OUT AND PARTY AND GET DRUNK AND DO STUPID STUFF WELL THAT IS THEIR PROBLEM. WHAT MAKE IT SO STUPID IS THAT SOME OF THESE IDIOTS ARE NOT DRUNK. SO THERE FORE DO NOT TELL ME THAT IT IS CHILD PORN BECAUSE LAST TIME I LOOKED AT THE LAWS THE LEGAL AGE WAS 18. AS FOR THE 14YR OLD TAKING OFF HER CLOTHES THE PARENTS SHOULD TEACH HER BETTER THAT NOT SOCIETY'S PROBLEM IF A 14YR OLD TAKES THEIR CLOTHES OFF FOR EVERYONE. WHEN I WAS 14 I KNEW BETTER. AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION I AM A LAWYER THANK YOU VERY MUCH SUSIEQ

2612 days ago
143.

KRISTI THE LAWYER    

EVERYONE IS CONDEMING JOE FRANCIS BUT NOBODY IS CONDEMING THE IDIOTS THAT APPEARED IN THESE VIDEOS? WHAT IS WITH THAT?

2612 days ago
144.

Lisa Marie Wiliams    

To: # 138 Maps Of Stars Prison Cells 4 Sale Very Intelligent and dead on. Nobody (including myself)has said it better!

2612 days ago
145.

Finally exposed - shes a wierdo    

Jesus, what an arrogant empty headed dumbass! She knows no facts about his case? Anyone who's been reading any paper lately knows ALL the facts of his case; sexual abuse of underage women, attempted bribery of a corrections officer, federal wire fraud & tax evasion charges. He's going to prevail? He was CAUGHT arrogantly wiring in 7.5 Million of off-shore hidden funds into his brokerage account; money he'd evaded paying taxes on & he's going to go away for a LONG time in a federal pen.

He's a pornographer, a tax cheat, a liar & a abuser of underage women. He's not someone to look up to; he's someone to be reviled...

2612 days ago
146.

LAIst    

This guy is insulting a woman who has good advice and bragging about how much he's making on exploitation while he's in jail? Obviously he's learned a lot. Bet his lawyer can't be too happy with his bragging. Where's the remorse? Where's the thought? Cat feces? That's the best he can do?

2612 days ago
147.

Sarah    

Ok, anyone who knows me would never believe I have this outlook on this situation, but I don't find anthing wrong with Joe Francis with regards to his business endeavors. If he is guilty of rape or something of the sort(an allegation which was thrown out of court) then I would really hate him, but just taping dumb drunk girls doesn't qualify as being a bad person.

2612 days ago
148.

Cutefemmegirl    

TO # 151 : Sarah, with all do respect .... Joe is due in court in July to answer to charges of taping MINORS in a sexual performance.

2612 days ago
149.

they're so narcissistic    

KRISTI THE LAWYER
I agree with you that these girls aren't very sympathetic victims but still, they are victims. Joe Francis is just an old perv plying very young girls with free alcohol then getting their "consent" to film them naked. True, they're all exhibitionists who probably want to be the next Lindsay Lohan but it doesn't mean he's not taking advantage of them. He's just a predator who happens to have made a lot of money. Most people in the porn industry do. Furthermore, two wrongs don't make a right. In the end, it won't matter because he's going to spend the rest of his life behind bars for tax evasion. Just like Al Capone. Sorry.

2612 days ago
150.

Brendolyn    

Since when is Candy Spelling the authority on how to live one's life? This is the same woman who shut out her own daughter from her father at the end of his life for who knows what reason? Talk about dysfunctional! Candy needs to get a life and stay out of others' lives. Seriously, Candy, either get a job or find somewhere to volunteer yourself. You're a pathetic person with no life now that your meal ticket is gone. Get over yourself.

2612 days ago
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