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Joe Francis

Convicted

In Female Assault Case

5/7/2013 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis has just been found guilty of assault -- and a slew of other charges -- after attacking a woman in his Hollywood mansion back in 2011.

The L.A. City Attorney just made the announcement ... Francis was convicted on five charges total, including assault, three counts of false imprisonment, and one count of dissuading a witness from reporting.

Francis was charged back in 2011 after three women accused him of taking them to his Hollywood home -- following a night out -- and refusing to let them leave. He was also accused of attacking one of the women, choke-slamming her head into his tile floor.

Francis faces up to 5 years in jail. A sentencing scheduling hearing is set for this week.

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46.

Joao    

Could somebody explain how is it that he's only facing FIVE YEARS (but will do---MAYBE--6 months and the rest will be celebrity court hocus pocus probation, community services and whatever bull**** nothing the celebrity judge can concoct) after an assault, three counts of false imprisonment, and one count of dissuading a witness from reporting (these are the modified charges). The court wouldn't do even that if it could get away with it---but those lesbians women groups would have a fit and the judge could kiss his/her comfy job goodbye come next election.

505 days ago
47.

jwoolman    

There have been reports of his violence for a long time, well before 2011. Years ago I read an interesting piece by a female journalist who had some spooky experiences with him. Long, long ago I saw one of his Girls Gone Wild infomercials and was surprised that it was aired. The videos showed girls who were clearly at least drunk but some were scary high on something besides alcohol. One zombie girl was especially haunting- eyes glazed, she was robotically just doing everything the photographer told her to do. I couldn't see how it could be legal when the subjects were so obviously incapacitated and so unable to give real consent.

505 days ago
48.

Will always LOVE RJ    

He is Arab and everyone knows that ARAB MEN TREAT WOMEN LIKE ****!!!!!!

505 days ago
49.

BB not bb    

Yeah becasue who would have guess that this guy has a lack of respect for women. This culutre is run by pigs. Men who mock and abuse women verbally will probably escalate it to physically next.


When is the men gone wild video coming out? Topless men dancing around isn't as funny I guess. Maybe when he sees that in prison, he will get tired of the concept.

He is obviouisly someone who doesn't relate to women in a healthy or normal way.

505 days ago
50.

Biebsburbs    

He's as creepy and degrading as the owner of American apparel and they share similar issues too

505 days ago
51.

swaogasgo    

never cross a vegas casino owner, they will get you one way or another whether it seems related or not....
steve wynn finally got him,
remeber paris hilton's gansta b/f..........where is he now?

505 days ago
52.

Sjango    

Damn karma wtf

505 days ago
53.

writenow    

Let me guess, any sentence will be suspended as Joe's attorneys appeal the conviction. The guy is s***, but he's rich s***, so s*** floats along.

505 days ago
54.

ms. m.    

finally this loser is convicted of something. just finished watching tmz live- i don't care what the haters in your office say- i love you, harvey!

505 days ago
55.

writenow    

I said the guy is s-c-u-m. Why is that blocked? You guys need a better filter.

505 days ago
56.

Ca2Az    

Make certain he has a cell mate named Bubba if you know what I mean.

505 days ago
57.

King of TMZ    

more like BOY GONE WILD he needs to be tame in a zoo/prison

505 days ago
58.

Insider13    

Joe is a nice guy. Ever since Paris Hilton broke his heart years ago , he's never been the same. The bi-sexual Oscar De La Hoya broke Nods heart by banging Paris Hilton.

505 days ago
59.

Insider13    

That's why Joe hates women. Paris Hilton, the slut of all sluts cheated on Joe. He really loved her.

505 days ago
60.

Cartman    

HAHAHAHAHAHA
Couldn't happen to a more deserving dooshbag.

505 days ago
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