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Joe Francis --

Named in

Female Battery Investigation

2/5/2011 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Girls Gone Wild" honcho Joe Francis is at the center of a police investigation after a woman told cops  Joe pushed her to the ground at his L.A. home last week ... TMZ has learned.

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Law enforcement sources tell us ... the woman told police she met Joe at a Hollywood night club late Friday night and agreed to go back to his home. 

After they got to the pad -- the woman claims the two got into an argument and Joe shoved her to the ground ... causing minor injuries.



The woman left the home, contacted police and filed a report -- naming Francis as her attacker.  So far, no charges have been filed.

It's another legal issue for Francis -- just a few days ago, he was indicted for stiffing the Wynn Hotel in Vegas out of millions of dollars in gambling debt.

Joe released a statement to TMZ saying ... "If you haven't noticed by now, I am a huge target for false allegations and accusations like this. My bodyguard, who is a reserve Sheriff, is always present at my house for any after party."

He continues, "The only thing I witnessed last week was a girl being struck by another girl -- who was then subsequently removed by my bodyguard. I have not been contacted by anyone regarding this matter but I am happy to talk to them if contacted."

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16.

Danielle    

I think this guy is major s***, but I also think this suing people and calling the police because people looked at you cross eyed has gotten out of hand also. He may have shoved her, I don't know, but I doubt it fell to the level of violence. Leave go home and get on with your life, but, no, the girl wants money.

1169 days ago
17.

canada13    

Waht?!!!
this guy is a pig.,, "the only thing I witnessed..." blah blah blah, what/?!!!

I'm sure. Sure you're absolutely telling the truth and this girl just embarassed herself for nothing.

(which is what money = is worth in the end) - the end.

1169 days ago
18.

Wiley    

He suffers from the same disease as Lohan. Everyone is out to get poor little innocent him.

1169 days ago
19.

Who'sThat    

So this guy is a s***...i spit on him for his actions on naive stupid young girls...of course there are some ho's too..

it seems more more these days these p0rn ho's cry foul for their 15 min and some money from these rich dumba$$es...

he btw got "married" recently and they made a woop-di-do about it all (i think it was a fake ceremony, just a commitment ceremony they dubbed "marriage")and who in their right mind would date let alone marry this walking foul-mouthed STD? Gross..
they both deserve to be ostracized but in our society some will hold them on high pedestal for him, his fame and his millions and for her, her ho-ness and 15min(maybe 10 min in this case) anything to get your name in the limelight!

1169 days ago
20.

paul    

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1169 days ago
21.

Namaste    

There is a female reporter that hung out with francis for like a week then she wrote the following article.. I think it's a very accurate picture of Francis and he's one creepy dude..

http://www.latimes.com/features/printedition/magazine/la-tm-gonewild32aug06,0,5620406.story

1169 days ago
22.

documented_as_puzzling    

quite sure most broads were effin' attention wh-res before any camera shot and also quite sure that the majority of broads are self centered delusional lumps of flesch that would make better prostitutes-this with no regard to human trafficking- than a person of some type of character -see the interwebs porn sites(if there is one there is a million more just like it feeding into that cess pool)- hell dudes just the same(if there is one there is a million more just like it feeding from the cess pool) -see the laws run afoul at the news gone amuck- then posts your judgements at all the websites you can find as most "people" attempt and sit back and watch until its around the corner from you asking you there to play a game of confusions peril for the sake of your own ----

1169 days ago
23.

BigmoneyBleezy    

Regardless if this is true or not, this dude needs to go away, he has been in trouble constantly.

1169 days ago
24.

Snoogs    

"You are forgetting that JOEY is exactly what women want these days. It's not his fault. He's just being himself - and it gets the chicks back to his place."


"Joey" is NOT exactly what women want these days. It's what girls barely out of high school think they want before they know sh*t about life. He's loaded with cash, probably has access to lots of drugs, and can show a girl a good time. These chicks aren't old enough to see through the sexual predatory bullsh*t scam that Joe Francis has turned into a lucrative "artform".

And thank you Namaste for finding that article! I've read it before and was looking for it earlier. He is a supercreep, for sure.

1169 days ago
25.

lanie    

You guys are so spot on with the Lilo reference. His constant whines and excuses give Lohan a run for her money.

He is a porn peddler and has photographed and videotaped underage girls. He supplies them all with liquor and whatever else - to get them to undress. I am sure that at least 70% regret what they did.. hell a lot of them probably regretted it the very next day.

He exploits women. He is an egotistical, arrogant, obnoxious piece of sh/t.

I hope he nets some real prison time for these allegations.

He was court ordered to pay back the Wynn, but has only paid back 500k.

He needs to stop getting away with all his crimes and get locked up. If the Average "Joe" did the things he has been accused of -- they'd be spending 30 years in prison, at minimum.

1169 days ago
26.

Nostradamus    

Say what you want about Joe, but he's a smart cookie and hard to faze.
Gotta have respect for his game, he's taken a lot of lumps publicly but doesn't let all the jealous hate get to him.
GGW was a genius business model, until they forgot to downsize.

1169 days ago
27.

Sonia    

wth? his face looks like a celebrity scramble

1168 days ago
28.

Stewart    

What a huge shock.... This is the same low life who stalks underage drunk females and films them taking off their clothes for a living right?

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