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Joe Francis Sues

Where the HELL

Is My Damn Helicopter?

3/22/2012 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"Girls Gone Wild" honcho Joe Francis dropped almost a quarter mil on a helicopter 10 years ago ... but he still has NO IDEA where it is -- and now, he's suing the guy who's allegedly behind the mystery.

According to papers filed at the LA Superior Court, obtained by TMZ, the GGW guru went halfsies on a Bell 206 Long Ranger helicopter in 2002 -- with some rich dude named Mohamed Hadid.

According to the docs, Joe paid $226,000 for his share -- but claims he never signed any paperwork or asked any questions, trusting Mohamed with all the small details ... like location, full price, and working condition. Joe claims he doesn't even know who currently holds the title to the chopper.
 
But now, Joe wants his $226K back -- claiming he was prevented from using the flying machine ... and worse, believes it was secretly sold behind his back. Joe says he has no clue where the helicopter currently is.

Joe is also seeking unspecified damages. Attempts to reach Hadid were unsuccessful.

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16.

c    

Seriously? He just forked over a huge wad of cash without a written agreement or knowing anything about the deal? MORON. He deserves to lose that money and the helicopter (not to mention a hard kick to the nuts).

909 days ago
17.

FLUX    

"...claims he never signed any paperwork or asked any questions..."
Proof that a fool and his money are soon parted.

909 days ago
18.

V. Visine    

Hadid was the name behind the Ritz Carlton brand expansion in the 80's. He's now a developer of luxury properties. He's appeared on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a friend of Lisa Vanderpump -- he gave her daughter a lavish engagement party at his home. He was also featured in a recent Wall St. Journal piece on luxe basements (his is 14,000 sq. ft.)

909 days ago
19.

samantha     

Mohamed Hadid~ he is the guy featured on RHOBH. He is the one Lisa Vanderpump tried to hook up Kim Richards with. His home was featured for Pandora's engagement party.

909 days ago
20.

Ann    

I'm sorry is he a celebrity? If it wasn't for Jersey Shore, the Lohans, and this buffoon, TMZ would be out of business. Report on REAL celebrities please.

909 days ago
21.

Susan62509    

The judge will have a good laugh at this lawsuit. Stupidity isn't an excuse under the law.

909 days ago
22.

buzz kill    

He waits 10 years because? I guess he was so busy chasing young girls it slipped his mind. And there is no helicopter, Mohamed used the money for bomb vests. Sucker, serves the POS right.

909 days ago
23.

ManiacalZebra    

Why did it take him so long to figure out that he couldn't find it?

909 days ago
24.

dman    

Oh no! It's a flying douchebag!!! Douche from above! Everybody run for cover! Joe's leaking Santorum and no one on the ground is safe! Maybe Gallagher has some plastic sheeting we can use!? NOOOOOO!!!

909 days ago
25.

Joshua    

"According to the docs, Joe paid $226,000 for his share -- but claims he never signed any paperwork or asked any questions, trusting Mohamed with all the small details ... like location, full price, and working condition. Joe claims he doesn't even know who currently holds the title to the chopper." This right here means you dont have a suit Mr Francis

909 days ago
26.

Someone's goldfish    

Give me back my helicopter!

909 days ago
27.

God-Of-Lyf    

DUDE! Where's... my... ummm... copter? "never signed any paperwork or asked any questions, trusting Mohamed with all the small details"??? Who in their right mind does that? Have we NOT learned anything from The People's Court?

908 days ago
28.

mike    

Yeah sorry joe don't think anyones going to have any sympathy for your lack of common sense; No paperwork and 10 years lag???? maybe its an issue of too much money and no brains.

Sadly there are people that would kill to have his money. Instead of investing it assuming GTW was a fluke (like a pet rock) nope he's blowing it on drugs, helicopters, lawyers for the trouble he can't seem to stay out of. Sorry Joe you won't get much sympathy here and more likely praise for the guy who take advantage of your blatant stupidity being you dont deserve the cash you supposedly earned

908 days ago
29.

Sapphiegirl    

JOE FRANCIS IS AN EFFING IDIOT! Who would let 10 YEARS pass before taking action when 1/4 of a million dollars is involved? THIS DUDE IS DEFINATELY KING OF THE FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS.

908 days ago
30.

Tigers Wood    

Well they were both drunk and Joe was in Love. Bi Joe knew that if he bought the flying machine from him he would get some tail from this guy.

908 days ago
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