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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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76.

Sean Bresnahan    

Dictating letters? Shouldn't Joe be someone's "prison bitch" by now?

2612 days ago
77.

Startmakingsense    

Dear Joe,
One of the hardest thing any man has to do in his life is to own up to the fact that he has blown the chances his life gave him. You take drugs to mask your feelings of worthlessness. You prey on young women and laugh at their humiliation. You sell porn, and call it being an entrepreneur. You don't pay taxes, because you believe that you are above everyone else. You bought yourself a position with the In crowd who will never be around to catch you as you fall. What you need is some character. Sadly, you have probably laughed at people who have it and are unable to find anyone left around you with it.
I am sure you didn't write your letter -a publicist did. I have heard you interviewed and you can barely put a sentence together. All you could do was discuss the women you've slept with , like you were some sort of pathetic 16 year old. Your life is a sad waste of time,much like your customers who sit in their mom's darkened basement watching your videos.
You should be grateful that Candy Spelling even took a moment to think about you. The only help you've had from those around you was to smuggle more drugs to you.
Instead of wasting time slamming those who had the grace to try to wake you up, give your head a shake and try to become more than the joke that you have become.

2612 days ago
78.

common sence    

joe francis,isnt my idea of upstanding moral person,but ,he is this generations,larry flynt .
just because I dont agree with how he makes the money,he is free to do so.
and like larry flynt hes d oing his time for his mistakes.period

2612 days ago
79.

maria    

CANDY HAS NOOOOOO RIGHT OR PRIVILEGE TO TELL ANYONE
**A N Y T H I N G** ABOUT ANY SUBJECT ESPECIALLY LIFE !!!!!!!!!!
SHE THINKS JUST BECAUSE SHE HAS M O N E Y SHE HAS THE
RIGHT OR PRIVILEGE TO MAKE COMMENTS ON ANYTHING OR
ANYONE EXCEPT HERSELF !!!!!!!!!!!!!
SHE NEEDS TO FIGURE OUT HER **OWN** LIFE AND FAMILY
FIRST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOW LONELY AND PATHETIC SHE SEEMS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2612 days ago
80.

lila    

who goes to perez?????
i have not been there in months now
moved on to better blogs
plus i hate the comments over there, the little teeny bop fans get mad when perez bashes their fav celeb then resorts to swearing and name calling.
i have nothing against perez its the fans over there that are insane
loL

OT> candy needs to write her son a letter
candy stay out of people buisness

2612 days ago
81.

they're so narcissistic    

I was unaware how many phone privileges federal prisoners got. However, assuming this is true, the prosecutors are high fiving each other and Joe Francis is even dumber than I thought. Maybe in his next post he'll tell us where he wired the 20 mill. Next time you talk to him TMZ, tell him the IRS is thrilled to hear how good business is. Good work TMZ and Candy (even though I can't figure out why you're writing these letters).

2612 days ago
82.

R.C.    

I'm not convinced that Candy Spelling actually wrote that letter. I think it's some TMZ April Fool's joke in May. In any case, Joe Francis has much more serious things to worry about.... like trying to prevent from becoming someone's "bitch" in jail. Karma's a bitch. from RC in Austin, Texas

2612 days ago
83.

suzieq    

Candy has turned herself into "Hollywoods Mom". God knows they all need one.

2612 days ago
84.

blackberry_curve is a TRANNY!    

Hey Candy, are you gonna do a reality show now called "Moms of Hollywood" starring Virgie Arthur and Carol Jean "Candy" Spelling?

2612 days ago
85.

blackberry_curve is a TRANNY!    

8 Reasons Why Carole Gene "Candy" Spelling Should Mind Her Own Damn Business And Stop Writing Open letters to Paris Hilton and Joe Francis (and whoever is next)

1. Threatened to sue her daughter Tori.
2. When invited to meet Dean McDermott, she reportedly sent Tori a note saying: ‘’You need to leave the apartment’’.
3. Presents herself as a victim of her daughter’s mischief
4. Blocked the airing of a TV special about her late husband Aaron hosted by her daughter Tori.
5. Rumors claim she tries to sell the legendary Spelling ‘’Manor’’, now that Aaron’s gone.
6. Forced Tori to alienate herself from her family when she married her second husband Dean McDermott.
7. Claimed Tori made fun of her via Loni Anderson on ‘’So NoTORIous’’.
8. Exposed her family dispute to the public while her husband's grave was still fresh.

2612 days ago
86.

tami    

Open letter to Joe Whats-his-face:

Although I don't know you personally, I think you are a pig. My opinion, as well as Candy Spelling's, is based on the way you make your living. The majority of Americans share that opinion.

You are in jail, I'm not, and neither is Candy Spelling.

Nuff said.

2612 days ago
87.

Lys    

Bewteen Candys letters & Tori's reality show.. I feel bad for the family. They're pathetic & trying to get any last shred of publicity they can. Cant wait til there little moment is over already. & to #14, Jim in Pa, either your wife won't let you watch the girls gone wild shows or your like 12. Get over it.

2612 days ago
88.

Seriously    

It's all BS.
TMZ is yanking all your chains.

2612 days ago
89.

TROLL SMASHERS    

hey jay - when this was first posted, that little message from TMZ was NOT THERE TMZ is KNOWN FOR CHANGING THINGS IN A STORY ONCE THE READERS CRY SHANNANIGANS....

As originally posted, JOE FIRES BACK AFTER READING THE LETTER ON TMZ

once the writers got wind of all the posts questioning how he could have been reading from the net in jail, THEN THEY ADDED THE LITTLE DISCLAIMER TO MAKE IT MORE BELIEVABLE...

YOU SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN TO THIS STORY EARLIER....

2612 days ago
90.

I Am The Real Bella    

So, not so big of a Joe Francis fan but I gotta give the guy KUDOS for writing this to Candy Spelling. And for those of you naysayers that say he didn't write it because he's in jail...GET A CLUE..Come on ppl he could of had anyone in his entourage write this for him. My point is Candy Spelling must have too damn much time on her hands if she's posting letters on websites and playing JUDGE to ppl who are experiencing and facing some downright serious issues in their own personal lives. I'll never defend Paris cause I can't stand the skank however, if Candy knew her like she claims she does she should of sent that letter to her PERSONALLY not on a website.

Here's some free advice Candy : Instead of posting here in TMZ and acting all self important like you and your family are so efing perfect, you should be working on that thin relationship with your daughter Tori and be doting on your new grandbaby. No one likes a self rightgeous finger pointer.

2612 days ago
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