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Joe Francis

Sex Tape Surfaces

'Girls Gone Wild' Honcho Threatens Legal Action

6/5/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis is the star of a brand new hardcore sex tape ... problem is, he claims it was STOLEN from his longtime GF ... and now he's threatening legal action, TMZ has learned. 

The footage -- shot several weeks ago -- features Francis getting down and dirty with his girlfriend Abbey Wilson -- who (deservedly) won the GGW "Search for the Hottest Girl in America" contest back in 2012.  

We know ... the footage contains material from several sexual liaisons ... and it's currently being shopped to various media outlets. 

Francis tells TMZ ... he has NOTHING to do with the tape's release -- and, ironically, he's trying desperately to stop it from going public by THREATENING the person who has it. 

Joe claims the footage was ripped off of Abbey's iPad -- which was recently stolen from her bag at LAX. 

Francis' lawyer, David Houston, tells TMZ, "It is not only unfortunate, but it is a crime. As such, this office will take all necessary steps to determine who in fact has done this and who is attempting to distribute the video."

Joe's attorney says they have already contacted the authorities -- and want to deliver a strong warning to whoever has the footage: 

"When we catch you, we will see that you are prosecuted to the fullest extent of both the criminal and civil laws."

Ironic, right?

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16.

just because    

Michelle Obama confronts gay-rights heckler at fundraiser

452 days ago
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just because    

remember the paris hilton joe francis + 4 old men paris hilton flashing boobs on a boat

452 days ago
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just because    

Michelle Obama confronts gay-rights heckler at fundraiser is a fake news story

452 days ago
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just because    

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/05/1876960...6-michelle-obama-confronts-gay-rights-heckler-at-fundraiser?lite

452 days ago
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just because    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL7VLmb21Bo

452 days ago
21.

en Todo Momento!!    

this is like the perfect opportunity to further his career. i hope a judge considers that.

452 days ago
22.

Scary    

Made millions by exploiting others, I feel so sorry for him - not. Besides, I thought someone else already made a video of him...

452 days ago
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just because    

http://youtu.be/M4a4-8TU93g

452 days ago
24.

just because    

President Obama heckled at energy speech

452 days ago
25.

SeannyMB    

Cant be released without his permission soooooo...either non-story or he's just lying. Actually it's both of those things

452 days ago
26.

just because    

prove it on tmz live thatt heckler exists

452 days ago
27.

Truth    

MAN, WHY IS THIS DOUCHE BAG ALWAYS IN SH*T?? SRUSLY.... JUST COMMIT SUICIDE ALREADY. #TRUTH!!

452 days ago
28.

Truth    

MO MONEY.... MO PROBLEMS. #TRUTH!!

452 days ago
29.

Swimfan    

I heard that he wants the tape stopped because he has a tiny weiner

452 days ago
30.

sassy    

joe needs money.....please....this is his way of getting it

452 days ago
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