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Joe Francis

HUGE WIN in Underaged Girl Case

4/7/2011 7:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis just scored a MAJOR legal victory -- after an all-female jury decided he won't have to pay a single cent to the 4 women who accused him of ruining their lives by featuring them in his videos while they were underage.

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Francis -- who represented himself for part of the trial in federal court in Florida -- eventually hired a team of attorneys ... who managed to convince the jury that Joe is not responsible for any lasting emotional damage alleged by the women and therefore shouldn't have to pay them anything.

Francis had argued that the women had consented to being filmed and they simply made up the claims of emotional distress after the fact in the hopes of a payday.

After the jury made their decision -- Francis said, "My legal team did an outstanding job and Girls Gone Wild will continue to take strident measures to avoid facing these false allegations ever again."

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1.

Fred Farkel    

I don't care what any of you sumbitches have to say about Joey.

HE KEEPS WINNING ! ! !

LOL


Hey.

Wait a sec.

Um, Joe??

Ever thought about kicking off a tour of the states - and maybe the first city would be Detroit??

Something like - oh I dunno - a WINNING TOUR???

:-O

1259 days ago
2.

Glory Bee    

Pedophile

1259 days ago
3.

James     

Give us the poosy movies!!!!!!!!!!

1259 days ago
4.

justsaying    

White women don't need your help in making them lesbos, Joe. 9 out of every 10 white women are either lesbo or bisexual on their own. It's almost impossible to find a white woman who won't lick a pu&&y. It's easier to find the yeti.

1259 days ago
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Sammie    

He is still a sleeze

1259 days ago
6.

Ivan in Phoenix    

Since they haven't managed to get themselves knocked yet up by a wealthy athlete or businessman they tried Plan B: Sueing Girls Gone Wild as their next best option. Or so they thought... Good for Joe and now they can go back to working on plan A. Hit the road skanks.

1259 days ago
7.

Sir Boo    

He is so gorgeous.

1259 days ago
8.

Ray    

I GO AFTER LEGAL FEES,NOT A GONE WILD FAN.BUT THIS LEACHING HAS GOTTA STOP.MAYBE I CAN SUE THE WEATHERMAN HE SAID TODAY WAS GOING TO BE SUNNY..ITS RAINING MY LIFE IS OVER.

1259 days ago
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Ms_Tell    

Sorry to see this POS skeevy pedophile got out of this round of karma, but it is waiting for him and it is going to tear his creepy ass up.

1259 days ago
10.

jimmy d    

Good for him!

Those women really didn't have a case. I've seen the videos and one girl is hardly if at more memorable then the next. Plus they signed waivers and weren't forced to show anything. Most of them willingly take off more then their shirt...all ya gotta do is ask (and not even politely!).

Joe is probably a s***bag but in this case he was in the right.

1259 days ago
11.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

He is a BIGGER PIG, PIMP, DECADENT ******* than HUGH HEFNER!!!

1259 days ago
12.

en Todo Momento!!    

i am sure their mommy and daddy signed the very legal and very official parental release forms, allowing them to perform sexually upon adults. come on, people, laws are as bendable as a twelve year old. sex sells and money talks, walks and does a back-flip.

1259 days ago
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Keiths Wife    

@#5 White women don't need your help in making them lesbos, Joe. 9 out of every 10 white women are either lesbo or bisexual on their own. It's almost impossible to find a white woman who won't lick a pu&&y. It's easier to find the yeti.

Posted at 3:57 PM on Apr 7, 2011 by justsaying
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I have ways of finding out WHO you really are and when I do, I will post this at your work at with every one of your neighbors. BEWARE.

1259 days ago
14.

Al    

All female jury. Really? Does anyone else see this as a conflict of interest? Regardless of whether he won or not, women are more likely to sympathize with women who feel cheated than men are, especially when the man earns a living exploiting women.

1259 days ago
15.

kinm    

no matter how sleazy this guy is indeed, those women are hos and gold-diggers, they remain the lowest of them all.

1259 days ago
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