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O.J. on Bail While Francis Chills in Cooler

9/20/2007 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

While O.J. Simpson is probably headed to the golf course today after three days in jail and hopping the first flight out of Nevada last night, Joe Francis -- waiting to face trial on tax evasion charges -- is still cooling his heels in a jail near Reno, with no end to his incarceration in sight. Yes, he's still there.

To help bring his plight to light, Francis has launched MeetJoeFrancis.com -- from inside the clink -- and it's launching today. He tells the long and sordid story of his legal woes -- ten long pages of it -- and even claims that he signed a settlement in his cell (above) with seven women who had filed suit against him for filming them while they were minors. He signed "under duress" from a judge he believed would set him free for doing so. Not true.


Elsewhere, the "Girls Gone Wild" founder tries to set the record straight on the charge that he flashed a Benjamin to bribe a prison guard to get him a bottle of water. Francis says that he was just giving the guard money to go down to the commissary so he could take his cholesterol and sleep meds, but that it got blown out of proportion too.

There is a legal reason that Francis is stuck in jail -- if he steps foot outside the Washoe County Detention Center, he'll be picked up by marshals and shipped back to Florida for more jail time, because, unlike OJ, his bail has not been granted.
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Ben    

Free Joe Free Joe!!

2529 days ago
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FREE JOE FRANCIS !    

Girls gone Wild sounds like Judge gone Wild

2529 days ago
3.

Roger    

Joe Francis is getting screwed

2529 days ago
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Mallory Bourbon-O'Reilly    

Lindsay Lohan walks free even though she's caught with cocaine and Joes in jail for what???????

2529 days ago
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Anonymous    

OJ gets bail and Joe Francis doesn’t?

2529 days ago
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Will    

How can someone be in jail on a civil lawsuit?

2529 days ago
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Coco    

What a F*cktard he is. Let him ROT in jail. I hope he is someone's B!tch and they give it to him rough. He deserves to be there.

2529 days ago
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sam    

funny how none of the stars and celebrities that mooched off him and got photo ops at his compound in Mexico have not came out with one word of support for him. kind of sad. seems like they used him and abandonded him. even OJ has a couple of supporters that talk to media for him

2529 days ago
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Megan    

Stop it TMZ, you're making me feel bad for him!

2529 days ago
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Jessica    

Joe Francis is a sick bastard. I hope he remains in jail for the rest of his life!
Karma's a bitch, isn't it?

2529 days ago
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Sabina Ihde    

Phil Spector is out of jail

2529 days ago
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M.    

He is a pig and deserves to be in jail. Keep him there forever.

2529 days ago
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BrooklyNYC    

Free Joe Francis!

2529 days ago
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dfw05    

Why is it that the police always hold the white man down? If he was black he would already be out of jail.

2529 days ago
15.

Uh?    

You know what they say....You cannot fight City Hall....I think Joe learned this one the hard way...

2529 days ago
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