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Brody Jenner's GF Sues Joe Francis For $1 Mil

9/24/2009 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jayde Nicole, Brody Jenner's girlfriend, has just filed a lawsuit against Joe Francis, alleging assault and battery.

Jayde & Joe

Nicole claims in her suit, "In an intoxicated and uncontrollable rage, defendant Francis, who weighs over 200 lbs, physically attacked plaintiff Nicole, approximately 115 lbs, by pulling on her hair from behind to gain maximum control over her person and then violently shoving and/or throwing her to the ground of the nightclub like a rag-doll."

Nicole claims she suffered all sorts of injuries from the fight, including a "black-eye, swollen face, bruised ribs, sore and bruised abdomen region, bruised arms and legs, ripped-out hair, and utter emotional distress and humiliation."

She's suing for $1 million plus punitive damages.

UPDATE: TMZ has just received the following statement from Joe Francis:

"Jayde Nicole is an absolute and total liar. Her prior statements about the incident are not only slanderous and defamatory, but actionable.

It is so interesting that Jayde Nicole would hire the same attorney (Ron Richards) who represented the double murderer who kidnapped me from my Bel Air mansion at gunpoint in 2004, for which he is now serving 11 years.

The only thing that Jayde Nicole is famous for is having a tattoo of the word "respect" above her vagina ... for which we all know she has none of.
"

Francis added, "Jayde have you seen a picture of me lately? I'm 175 lbs. soaking wet."

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46.

Anita    

Joe seems like a fun guy and he is certainly handsome, with a good physique.

Hope Francis wins,this girl just wants to get money out of him which is kind of hookerish.

1762 days ago
47.

thetruth    

The video shows Joseph R. Francis is 100% liable for battery. I have the video in my office and will be showing it to shortly to expose Joe's lies. All of these crude comments will not intimidate nor deter my client.

1762 days ago
48.

alexxy t    

what an ass he is, like the difference between 200 and 175 is so obvious. for basically building a fortune for taking advantage of young women he talks like he's such a respectable human being. Why are the Kardashians seemingly closer than him than they are to Brody? Because they're all trash?

1762 days ago
49.

mia    

Hey "Ronald Richards", if the tape shows that Francis actually committed battery against "Jayde Nicole" (TMZ, please find out what her real name is), then why aren't there any criminal charges ?

Also, where's the part about "Jayde Nicole" throwing her drink on Francis ? Did you forget that part ? Even "Jayde Nicole" admits to throwing her drink on him. And why did you lie and report Francis' weight as "over 200 pounds" ? My husband weighs 200 pounds, he's a hell of a lot bigger than Francis.

Love the way this BS lawsuit drags in Francis' other legal woes. They have no relevance to this current lawsuit.

I don't even like Francis,but I'm taking his side on this case. He'll win. I hope he countersues for defamation.

1762 days ago
50.

mia    

Interesting, Richards claims to be filing this lawsuit against Francis so that Jayde Nicole can "expose his exploits of women through his films and violence", and yet Richards defended a guy named Anand Jon who was accused of rape by multiple women, including one 14 year old. In Nov 2008 Jon was convicted of 15 counts of sexual abuse and one count of rape. In Jul 2009 Jon fired Richards and his other attorneys. In Aug 2009 he was sentenced to 59 years to life. He also faces charges in New York and Texas.

Richards claimed that Jon was innocent and said "When you have people desperate to be in fashion, they get upset when you don't place them where they want to be. When you deal with a large amount of women, you're going to have potential false allegations made against you."

So why would Richards defend Jon but repeatedly go after Francis?

1762 days ago
51.

Fancy    

oh KRAZY KOOKY KLOWN..... whats next? Beauty tips?

1762 days ago
52.

Barb    

Since the video showed Joe didn't hit or kick her, he should be suing her for defamation of character and extortion. I'm not a fan of Joe's by any means, but this time SHE instigated the whole thing. Had she minded her own business that night and not confronted Joe about issues that didn't even remotely concern her none of this wouldn't happened. Countersuit.

1762 days ago
53.

MJ    

She has a weird face...fillers or just fug?

1762 days ago
54.

MJ    

Hey #4 comment Matt...is that George Brown in Toronto?

1762 days ago
55.

jim goosh    

While I think Joe Francis is bit of an a hole for other things he's done in life, he is in the right here. She assaulted him first. I am tired of women thinking it's ok to hit a man and expect no retaliation, or kick a man in the groin and find it funny, (something which every loser unoriginal writer in Hollywood puts in their movies.....it aint funny. It's sexual assault just as much as grabbin some sluts boobs is).
She attacked him, he defended himself, she's a down syndrome looking fame seeking do anything for money slut. Guarenteed the Jenner dude drops her fast, as advised by his PR reps, of which this bimbo has none.
I hope he spends tons of his sleazily earned money to defend himself and wins the case and this pig gets nothing. For whatever you think of Joe Francis, and I probably agree with you, he made his "OWN MONEY" and those bimbos in his films did it all on their own accord. He didn't force anyone to do anything. If anything, his trash films are just proof of what slutty immoral girls will do for fame and money. He just cashed in on other people's bad behavior. Although I think it's a bit sleazy, at times I am jealous that "moral little old me" didnt think of it first.
KICK HER UGLY FACED BUTT IN COURT JOE>

1762 days ago
56.

FO REAL    

GOOOO JOE FRANCIS!!!
SCREW THAT PIG...SHES NOTHING MORE THAN A PIG

1762 days ago
57.

Buddy    

She has no vagina? I'm shocked!

1762 days ago
58.

Jarrod    

Damm how pathetic, this washed up dirty whore trying to get money out of someone and get her 15 seconds more of fame.
Some woman who mouthed off and couldn't mind her own business, decides to start something in a bar, sounds like a case of all bark and no bite. TYPICAL! There is video evidence of this girl throwing a drink and slapping JOE FRANCIS in the face, first. When he tried to leave.

1761 days ago
59.

Russell Wood    

Considering SHE was at fault for the whole thing in the first place, she isn't going to get very far with that suit. The security tapes clearly show she started it and her only grabbed her hair, he didn't beat her. She got TRAMP-pled when the fight broke out.
Terrible when Joe Francis turns out to be the classiest person in the bunch!

1761 days ago
60.

mike    

CAN YOU PLEASE STOP REPORTING ON PEOPLE LIKE BRODY JENNER!!! HE IS NOT FAMOUS AND NOT TALANTED!! WHO CARES ABOUT HIM OR HIS GIRLFREIND THESE RICH LA KIDS NEED TO GET A LIFE!!!LOSERS

1761 days ago
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