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Dupre Goes Wild on Joe Francis

4/28/2008 5:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ashley Dupre filed a lawsuit today against "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis, claiming she never gave GGW permission to use her name and likeness to advertise videos -- and she's asking for $10 mil.
Joe Francis, Ashle
Dupre, the call girl at the center of the Gov. Eliot Spitzer scandal, alleges in the lawsuit that GGW reps approached her while she was "socializing" at Miami's Chesterfield Hotel back in 2003, plied her with booze, and -- once she was drunk -- got her to flash her moneymakers.

Once Dupre became famous, GGW released the video and used it to promote the launch of their new magazine. She was only 17 at the time, she argues, so she was not old enough and "did not understand the magnitude" of what she was doing when she was signing a release ... drunk. But, as TMZ first reported, she had a fake ID that said otherwise.

UPDATE: Francis issued the following statement to TMZ: "We were very surprised and in fact amazed today that Ms. Dupree filed a lawsuit against Girls Gone Wild. We have not publicly released any new video of Ms. Dupree, due to corporate policy of not using footage of individuals younger than 18. It is incomprehensible that Ms. Dupree could claim she did not give her consent to be filmed by Girls Gone Wild, when in fact we have videotape of her giving consent, while showing her identification."

"We did in fact offer Ashley via her New York attorney $1 Million to host and promote various Girls Gone Wild activities – She refused this offer and in fact if she'd like to re-consider, we'd be happy to rediscuss. She should keep in mind, its considerably more than the Governor of New York paid her, and our activities aren't illegal," said Joe Francis, CEO of "Girls Gone Wild."

"She's seeking $10 Million for topless photos taken in front of a room full of people, including two newspapers and multiple crews we had in the room. These images were taken in public places and contain no sexual contact. We expect to triumph in this matter and continue to offer the best and hottest girls," added Francis.
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audra    

GOLD DIGGA

2369 days ago
2.

Ben's getting taken to the cleaners    

It's time for this whore to get paid!

What a piece of work this girl is!

Go Joe Joe!

2369 days ago
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CoolGirl2008    

I love it. This is like a cage match in Hell.

2369 days ago
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DrSkank    

dupre, you skanky whore!!!
are you too lazy to get a friggin' job.
you whore yourself out for years, to over age men with wrinkles.
get plenty of illegal cash.
then wants to sue for being a skanky, std infested slut.
get a job, and wash that thang!!!

2369 days ago
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Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

Good grief! Both of these people are so despicable that i cannot possibly choose sides! They can both rot in hell as far as I am concerned!

2369 days ago
6.

Ben's getting taken to the cleaners    

Joe Joe needs to watch a few episodes of "The Sopranos" and take care of business ... Tony Soprano "style"!

2369 days ago
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HOLY ISH    

You are a whore! Who do you think you are going to get 10 m il from????? As far as I am concerned, you two should live in pig heaven!!!!

2369 days ago
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shan-irish    

Are you serious? She is such a skank, I cannot believe that she is that hard up on money! She needs to leave Joe Francis alone, and deal with the fact, she is a slut and has been for years now. She knew damn well what she was doing at 17!

2369 days ago
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Vintage '51    

Ashley, wish in one hand and s*it in the other. See which one fills up first.Act like a tramp, expect to be treated like one.You lied and now you want to get into someone's pocket for money.You're a victim of your own happen stance & I hope you don't get a dime.

2369 days ago
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Bubblebunny    

Revenge of the Turd !

2369 days ago
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Village    

I LOVE it. GO GIRL. Only in America, the politician loses his career, and the whore makes it big. Is this a great country or what?

PS If the politician is Republican, like VIttner of LA with his diaper fetish, then we pretend it didn't happen.

2369 days ago
12.

Donna    

please - this is a girl who has no intentions of 'working' a day in her life. It will be fun to see what Karma brings her in a few years.... She will die lonely, ugly and broke just like every skanky whore before her!

2369 days ago
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FlBiker    

I'm on Joe Francis side in this one.

2369 days ago
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whateveryousay    

ONE CASH WHORE AGAINST ANOTHER!!!! YEA, BABY!!!

2369 days ago
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PinkGargoyle    

As vile as she is, she is still better than Parasite Hilton.

2369 days ago
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