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Joe Francis to the USA -

Merry Xmas,

You're Sued

12/25/2009 7:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Francis believes the United States of America is out to get him, and the "Girls Gone Wild" honcho is now making a federal case of it.

Francis filed a lawsuit claiming the IRS was pissed after Joe cut a misdemeanor plea deal in his felony tax fraud case. Joe says within 3 hours of the time he walked out of the courthouse a free man, the IRS concocted a scheme to unlawfully freeze $33 million of his assets.

According to the suit, the only circumstances under which the feds can freeze assets before getting a court judgment is if it looks like the taxpayer is about to flee the country, if the taxpayer is trying to move assets out of the reach of the IRS, or if the taxpayer looks like he's about to go belly up.

Joe says there was no basis to freeze his assets, other than revenge. So he wants the federal judge to unblock his account ... and he wants lawyers fees.

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Daniel    

Got the message yet Joe? It doesn't surprise me, you would think you would know by now. Good luck but they'll get you for making them look stupid which they are but don't rub it in.

Daniel ......... Toronto

1706 days ago
47.

John    

This could be the start of something so much bigger!

Joe Francis owns Tila Tequila's new dating site. That dating site has become a haven for pedophiles because Tila not only encourages minors to change their age, she also encourages them to strip on cam. There are a few of us that have been using twitter to make the case known. Many of us have also filed reports with the FBI in regards to child pornography and child endangerment on the internet.

Joe himself claims one of the reasons the IRS can seize assets is if "the taxpayer goes belly up". When/if this thing with the dating site goes to court, you can almost guarantee he would be going belly up quickly (not to mention bending over for a guy named Bubba in prison)

1706 days ago
48.

uh?    

I saw him at the MGM a few years ago. He was getting thrown out. You should have heard him screaming...like a little girl throwing a tantrum. Yelling for his bodyguards. No wonder he gets scared in jail. He's a prisoners wet dream

1706 days ago
49.

Fred Farkel    



It takes a lot to get THROWN out of the MGM. The security staff is top notch there - many ex-federal agents who treat the guests with incredible respect. Everytime the little woman and I and/or our friends were caught misbehaving... all we aver got was a tap on the shoulder and a smile from the security staff.

LMAO... but yeah - we've heard that Joe gets tossed to the floor pretty often - even at the MGM. :-O

1706 days ago
50.

jwoolman    

All Joe needs to do is pay the back taxes (a lot less than 33 million), then all the rest will be unfrozen. No need to make a federal case of it.... :)

The only one after revenge (and publicity) is Joe.

1706 days ago
51.

shirliana    

HE IS A REAL ** PERVERT ** AND AND IDIOT... THEY SHOULD TAKE ** AWAY THE SHOW AWAY FROM HIM...

HE IS ABSURB AND HE THINKS HE IS IT.................


GET A LIFE..........................

1706 days ago
52.

Robyn    

lol@people taking up for this tool who makes millions and doesn't pay his taxes. IT IS THE LAW!!! Get real folks! Do you all owe the IRS and that's why you're mad?

1706 days ago
53.

Roby    

why does TMZ use this ignorant title to make JF the enemy of the country. He is suing the IRS that nobody has sympathy for but you want to sensationalize and exploit. I have not seen such a clear violation from such a respected reporter you are. My estimation of you has decreased a lot and probably will not come back very often.

1706 days ago
54.

Jay Hammers    

It's not Joe Francis's fault young women choose to be slutty on camera. Take some responsibility, girls. I thought that's what women's rights was all about?

Joe did nothing wrong. He was attacked by corrupt judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and law enforcement who denied him his constitutional rights. Grow up.

1705 days ago
55.

steve    

Yes I guess some soccer mom IDIOT or right wing religious group of IDIOTS has pandered to the american government enough that now they will waste 100 million of your tax dollars to sue him. free country LOL what a joke

1705 days ago
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harborview    

Sadly, I went to grade school and high school with this idiot and 1 of his sisters. He was beat-up quite often and in high school, he was sent away: no one knew why, he just left..
Anyways, for any of you that think he's such a great businessman, local sources know that he ripped off the kiddie-porn "Girls Gone Wild" idea from a film school classmate..he was and will always be a douchebag.
Now i guess this moron wants to try to fight the IRS again..we all know he is an idiot..but does he really think he can fight with the Feds again like this? LMFAO.
I am sure the Feds are as sick and tired of this d-bag as all of America is and perhaps we will soon hear news that this waste of space has vanished off of the face of the earth..
Then wouldnt it be awesome if the Feds took all his ill-gotten $$ and gave it to charity for abused women?? Now that would be justice!

1705 days ago
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harborview    

#61, its obvious that you are VERY ill-informed about the entire real story about this tax-evading piece of crap OR you are someone that Joe is paying to go on sites and defend him..
He did nothing wrong huh? Evading taxes?? He obviously had alot of attorneys to get him off the hook for the previous charges. But he just cant leave well enough alone, now he has the nerve to go after the Feds..this is going to be interesting to watch unfold.
I guess people such as yourself and others defending this idiot dont know that everytime he cheats on his taxes, WE ALL PAY!
Dont you remember that he had "shelters" set up and was hiding $ offshore?? So you still think he did nothing wrong huh?
Everytime a CROOK like Joe cheats on his taxes, all Americans pay!
He should be thrilled that he's not in prison and that he still has alot of $$, so Joe you gotta pay taxes...welcome to every other American's reality!
Joe, keep pushing it. Keep fighting with the IRS, after all i guess you think you are above the law.. The Feds are gonna finally be done with you, and you'll will finally end up in prison where u belong(or maybe worse)

1705 days ago
58.

JRE    

They are so harrassing this kid. Its obvious. Sure his arrogant attitude doesnt help but thats not a reason to step up efforts and to illegally seize assets. Good for him. Like the IRS is the little guy here. Shouldnt be allowed to push people around.

1705 days ago
59.

shameeka    

every one is brain wash on here cause even though he does a job that people dont agree with does not mean he should be treated like this the goverment has been stealing&LYING TO the american people for decades and funny thing is people dont know that we are not suppose to pay taxes and the IRS AS WE KNOW UNCLE SAM IS NOT EVEN A UNITED STATES COMPANY this is another way to make profit at all course and to have you believe its the law if you look at your pay stubs we are actually paying taxes twice

1703 days ago
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