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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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31.

Sociopaths are Sad    

Who the hell would read this pathetic book anyway and line these pedos' pockets? That Ryan Simkin is a pedo as much as Joe Francis is. He effed and taped underage girls too and had NO problems with it. Now he's looking to cash on it again. I wouldn't be surprised if Joe is in on the action as well and this whole "lawsuit" is simply a red herring to generate publicity.

Why buy this trash? Just PHOTOCOPY this trash and pass it around like the garbage that it is. Or get the download for free. Now that would be great. If someone could get the downloaded manuscript for free and make money off of that and completely bypass the pockets of these two greedy pedos: Joe Francis and Ryan Simkin. I hope both of these two pedos die of AIDS or at least have both testicles removed due to testicular Cancer.

1551 days ago
32.

Tired of toxomom    

And exactly WHAT in this book would make him look any worse than he already does?

1551 days ago
33.

Indy girl    

Now I really want to read the book! Glad you finally came out with it Ryan.

1551 days ago
34.

kelly    

Joe Fransis does not like women.Joe do whats right and come out of the closet.If more famous gay people would be open about it, It might help with all the struggles gay people suffer through. Joe you have celebrity, you should use it. Come out of the closet and stand up for yourself and your community. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING GAY JOE!!Its 2010 for the love of Betsey. No one will think less of you. Just do it!

1551 days ago
35.

kane K    

I know a girl from Texas. she did the deed for girls gone wild. They paid her 20$ and they put her on the freeking TV commercial. Her whole family felt degraded by that. Joe frances is a punk i'd love to film me doing his butt

1550 days ago
36.

ASP    

Oh lookie I got titis just like every other slutty does----I'm just sooooo special.

Come on no one makes them selves special this way!

1550 days ago
37.

Jesus Christ    

@ Rafaelle Zuccaro Joe Francis is one our ours. So you and he will see each other in Hell.

JC

1550 days ago
38.

itsMeAgain    

i have a young daughter about to become a teen soon and THIS TYPE OF GUYS SCARE THE SH*T OUT OF ME!!

NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE EDUCATE OUR KIDS, SOME DOUCHE CAN ALWAYS FIND WAYS TO GET TO THEM...
WE NEED TO OUTLAW THIS KIND OF CRAP SOMEHOW...OR AT LEAST MAKE THE LEGAL AGE OLDER AFTER THE GIRLS BECOME MORE MATURE! AND ABLE TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES INSTEAD OF GETTING SWAYED BY THE PEER PRESSURE AND SUCH...

THIS PARANA BELONGS IN A CELL NOT IN A BILLION DOLLAR MANSION!

1549 days ago
39.

katschy    

Scotty said "Doesn't he have a sister or girlfriend? I know he doesn't have a mother since reptiles are hatched!"

Ha! So on the money.

Also, I should point out to kelly that hating women does not necessarily make one a homosexual. Lots of straight men hate women. Lots of straight men rape and murder women, too. I'm just sayin'.

1549 days ago
40.

Sebastian Parra    

I Think That Joe Francis Should Continue

1546 days ago
41.

GAHNDI    

JOE FRANCES WOULD BE UMONG HIS FRIENDS AS THE MOST TEN HATED AND REPULSIVE MEN IN THIS DECADE ... THE LIKES OF MADOFF,HUSSEIN, AND THE SULTAN OF BRUNI,TO NAME FEW... EVEN GOD WILL NOT SAVE HIS SOUL...

1505 days ago
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