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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?

119 COMMENTS

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61.

self-employed    

What goes around, comes back to bite you in the..... Jerk.

474 days ago
62.

katela    

Stolen? Right. Just like teen mom. Trying to make his g.f. famous.

474 days ago
63.

scoopie    

How does it feel to be exploited? Way overdue.

474 days ago
64.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Haha, now everyone is going to know how big it really is! No wonder he's bent about it.

474 days ago
65.

palermo    

Ironic indeed. Karma.

474 days ago
66.

andrew    

Awww is he worried that his tiny manhood will be on display?

474 days ago
67.

KEV    

He is trying to pull a Farrah. $$ hungry. lol!

474 days ago
68.

Paybacksab*tch    

Couldn't happen to a creepier guy. Interesting that it is illegal to have sex with a drunk person, since they can't give consent, but having a drunk girl sign a waiver and then get her to do things she would not necessarily do on camera for the world to see for profit is perfectly fine. He is s***.

474 days ago
69.

Trooper Tom    

This sex tape crap is so old it's pathetic its plain and simple crying out for attention. You see better porn on the free web sites

474 days ago
70.

anonymous    

The best part about this story is that you ca wipe clean the iPad if its stolen from a computer...

474 days ago
71.

Wow ...    

Liar, liar! Please are you attempting to convince the world you have no idea where the iPad is/was? Don't you have the Find my iPad app? Fools, nothing but fools. Couldn't locate it and the sex video until after they shopped to sell it???? Nothing but a ploy, like the teen mom, to drum up buyers so he can get $$. If only it were true though, how ironic that would be! Steve of Vivid is his bud, so when Vivid sells it - we all know for sure.

474 days ago
72.

Lisa    

How's it feel, s*** bag?

474 days ago
73.

julimonster    

Is it really a sex tape if it's on an ipad???

474 days ago
74.

Nikki    

Sex Tapes That Will Surface in The Near Future:
- Justin Bieber
- Kanye West
- Charlie Sheen
- Miley Cyrus
- Lindsey Lohan
- Chris Brown
- Carrot Top

474 days ago
75.

c    

Hahahahahahahahaha...couldn’t have happened to a bigger douchebag.

474 days ago
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