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'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Sues Over 'Tell-All' Book

7/23/2010 7:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis is on the war path over a "tell-all" book written by one of his former camera guys ... a book that allegedly details incidents involving drugs, sex and jail.

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The dude who wrote the book is Ryan Simkin -- who began shooting naked, drunk chicks for Joe back in 2002.

In his lawsuit, Francis claims Simkin -- like all of his employees -- was required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which strictly prohibited him from "writing and publishing any tell-all books about their work."

So, according to the docs, when Francis heard that Simkin had a book on the way -- he wrote up a little something of his own ... a breach of contract lawsuit.

Francis is also suing the publisher -- it's unclear how much cash Joe is hoping to collect.

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Sociopaths are Sad    

#14 aka Rafaelle Zuccaro aka anti-semite:

What bearing does his religion and/or cultural heritage have on his douchy, sociopathic status? Why do you hold Jews to a higher standard than others? Do you say, for e.g., "Charles Manson couldnt be Catholic, could he????? Or "Ted Bundy couldn't be Italian, could he?????"

I know it's hard to believe, but criminals CAN be Jewish. Jews aren't better than everyone else...they are just people like everyone else. That doesn't mean this s*** speaks for all Jewish people (if in fact he is Jewish).

Please educate yourself...Ya damn racist.

1489 days ago
17.

Scotty    

Rafaelle Zuccaro-

What does that have to do with anything?

1489 days ago
18.

Dumba$$es    

Hes suing b/c he doesnt want people to know what really went on behind the scenes. More like in his behind the scenes with all the g@y stuff he did with other guys and girls while really f*cked up on drugs and alcohol.

1489 days ago
19.

big john     

i'm friends with the author - if anyone wants to pre-order the book, go to www.flashthebook.com it gets released in a couple of weeks...

gonna be good.

1489 days ago
20.

Sam    

I gotta admit Joe fransics is a smart in one way,he found a way to get rich really fast,but down part was hes the biggest Dousche on the face of this planet,by the way those videos are pretty hot i whack off every night to them and also all the girls in the videos are drunk and high on coke or weed or something,so all the camera guys must have fu cked the girls after the cameras went off,smart not to with cameras on,gave umm drugs had orgies,makes a good book,...lol

1489 days ago
21.

Klipper    

Should he really be admitting to "shooting naked, drunk chicks for Joe?"
I get that the douche has a lot of money but why would you hire camera men to kill naked drunk chicks? Not cool, Joe!

1489 days ago
22.

nightowwl    

Karma in action is a beautiful sight to behold.

1489 days ago
23.

nightowwl    

It's called Karma Joe. Suck on that for awhile.

1489 days ago
24.

Politico Pablo    

What's he going to tell? Trade secrets on how to get girls drunk so they take off their cloths on video.

1489 days ago
25.

Mike    

To Sociopaths are Sad @ 7:11 PM on Jul 23, 2010
All Rafaelle Zuccaro wrote was "Joe Francis couldnt be Jewish, could he?????" and from that you have convicted her of being not just a anti-semite but a racist too? There was no context to RZ's post and nothing more than a question. I think you are rash to Judge and quick to accuse people of being something terrible. You are sh*t!

1489 days ago
26.

Barb    

You are kidding right? After everything you've done, lied, cheated, refused to take girls out of the video's after they sobered up, YOU think your rights are being violated by a tell all book? You belong in jail.

1489 days ago
27.

ribbit    

Another woman-abusing s***bucket rapist who belong in jail. Mel, Michael Lohan, and this dude all need to be locked up indefinitely.

1489 days ago
28.

passin thru    

this pr*ick is a BILLIONAIRE......so, all ya'all wondering who the hell watches this ****? probly everyother POSTER!
they just dont want to admit it!
PRUDES

1489 days ago
29.

Sociopaths are Sad    

#32 Mike: I may be **** but you are one big dumb doofus if you can't recognize the intention behind the comment of Rafaelle Zuccaro aka anti-semite aka racist.

Why don't you shut your pie hole and just continue wacking off to underage girls...pretending it's your 14 year old neighbor and her friends, m'kay?

1489 days ago
30.

Sociopaths are Sad    

#36 passin thru: ya, and I bet your 15 year old cousin looks mighty delish to ya too huh? Bet ya would like that 15 year old girl you're girl friend, huh pedo? Aww c'mon admit it....you're no PRUDE!

1489 days ago
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