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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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Fresno has PLENTY of pretty, available women.    

All you clowns are just haters. You're just mad because the TEA PARTY can't get to his funds. He's self-made.

1239 days ago
32.

Ketielynn    

I am no GGW fan but I'm glad Joe won.

1239 days ago
33.

Andrea    

Typical white pervert. I bet he is getting it on with his mother too. Ewwwww....Gross

1239 days ago
34.

terry j vey    

Who do you root for in a case like this.GGW is a sleeze show and the person running it should make sure the subjects are old enough to sign contracts.
The other side is gold diggin little whores.Neither side deserves anything but lawyer bills

1239 days ago
35.

Panamaed    

In this case the Lawyers and Judge were the gold diggin' little whores!

1239 days ago
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