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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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91.

tooth fairy    

If that is really written by Joe, he sounds like an articulate person. Too bad he didn't use his intelligence for the right thing. Practicing business without any ethics is just a waste of life and space.

2624 days ago
92.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

SHUT UP, JOE.

WHY ARE YOU IN JAIL?

OH YEAH, FORGOT THAT SKANKY, SICKENING LITTLE DETAIL, HUH?

YOU MAKE ME PUKE.

2624 days ago
93.

they're so narcissistic    

I'd rather be in a mansion with cats then rotting in jail, Joe. Good luck, you'll need it especially since you're so obviously focused on the charges against you.

2624 days ago
94.

broopa    

Go Candy!!

I personally can't wait for the next letter!

2624 days ago
95.

Joe Francis makes me barf    

Joe Francis is a molester and I hope he gets it in the ass while he is there!!!

2624 days ago
96.

suzieq    

#74 The problem is "most of them." He's in trouble for the underage girls. If you are really a lawyer you would know that!! Its not about the ones that are of age. Also I don't care if a 14 yr old took off all her clothes and asked to be video taped. She's under age and it against the law. Its called child porn! Oh I forgot your a lawyer. yeah right!

2624 days ago
97.

theroyalgs    

CANDY
YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!!!!! IF YOU CAN HELP 1 PERSON, THEN YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE................

2624 days ago
98.

don quixote    

Whoever thinks Francis' reply couldn't be authentic because "there is no Internet in jail" is pretty clueless. Ever heard of an "attorney"?... As in "his attorney probably informed him of the letter and got his response."

2624 days ago
99.

angel    

Sometimes people Like CANDY like to get into people's business because they are EMPTY inside and it's a theraphy for them to mind someones business.

CANDY, IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE TALK TO YOUR PSYCHIATRIST. OR MAYBE TALK TO YOUR CREATOR, HE'S ONLY A PRAYER AWAY.

CAST YOUR CONCERNS TO GOD, TRUST IN JESUS, HE WILL NEVER FAIL YOU. HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE TERM "MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

IF YOU ARE ALLY CONCERN OF PEOPLE, HAVE YOU TRIED PRAYING OR SEND THEM YOUR EMAIL NOT TO THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE.

2624 days ago
100.

Cici    

I don't know who thought up this stupid "Letter from...." crap but it's stupid, incredibly lazy and totally bogus?! Come on, TMZ, even you, the lowest of the lows can do better than this.

2624 days ago
101.

angel    

Joe, shame on you making money out of womens body. Are you not afraid that this will turn back to you a thousand times. You reap what you sow. Keep sowing what you'been sowing, and you will reap the worst, pay back is multiplied seven times. Don't you fear God. Why not be a decent person and do a work with honest gain... You have no integrity at all, May God have mercy on your soul.

2624 days ago
102.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

Boo-frickin'-hoo.

2624 days ago
103.

FYI    

Candy needs to get a life. I think after her hubby died she has nothing to do. Plus she needs to take care of her own family instead of meddling in other. I hear you Daughter hated you.

2624 days ago
104.

Cleonyc    

He didn't write that letter, how could he have. One of his people wrote this. You don't really have a ton of opportunities for anything like this while in Jail. My sister is a criminal defense attorney and from she has told me Jail isn't really condusive to writing long well thought out rebuttal letters to online attacks.

Yes unless he dictated it to his lawyer over the phone and quickly they don't get a lot of time on the phone there is no way he wrote it. No cell phone, no internet, they have to wait in line to use a phone and they are timed. He may have had a meeting with his lawyer but it would also be SHORT.

I think the 94% Joe Francis is getting what he deserves poll on TMZ says it all. The man is the lowest form of life, a parasite, a maggot, a rapist scum bag. I would even bet money that some high ranking IRS agents may have had a daughter in a GGW video. They aren't stupid they waited until he was in jail for one offense when they nailed him for tax evasion. I hope they nail him to the floor. He has it coming.

2624 days ago
105.

H    


Candy's point: Karma is a bitch. Learn and grow from this and that means not feeling sorry for yourself and taking some responsibility.
Joe's point: You are older than me and scolding me, so I will call you a cat lady and feel even more sorry for myself because you "have never met me."

His point about overcoming adversity sounds great, but part of what he has to overcome is people like Candy judging him. So get over it, Joe.

Joe Francis films (exploits) *minor* girls while they are intoxicated, and then profits from their embarrassment. Then, he has the nerve to greedily hang onto those ill-gained profits and not even pay taxes on them.

2624 days ago
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