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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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91.

fluffygrrrl    

i don't buy it. Think about it...if you found an ipad, you probably would turn it in...or if you wanted to keep it, how many people would find it on there and if they did, they probably would have no idea who Joe Francis is. If this does come out, then we know it was probably another scam trying to get publicity for his girlfriend. She realized if FUGLY Abraham could make money on a tape, she could make more

401 days ago
92.

O'Snap    

The tortilla has flipped, José Francisco! (real name)

401 days ago
93.

xxx    

What a loser, Has to hold a GGW contest just to sucker some girl to be his girl friend? Then again looks like they're both idiots.

401 days ago
94.

Jen    

Wait I know this story.
1. "Alleged sextape!" headline.
2. Celeb says either "NOT TRUE!" or "unintentional".
3. Actual sextape shows up online.
4. Celeb acts surprised and offended.
5. Everyone's seen it by then.
6. Nobody gives a f&ck.
7. Celeb makes the money they intended to make out of it.


Also if you make "Girls Gone Wild" you deserve to be humiliated anyways.

401 days ago
95.

TexasBlonde    

Yes, whoever stole the iPad committed a crime and it will probably lead directly to an airline or airport employee, but can you say KARMA is a *itch!

I would never want to see the tape but an sex tape of Joe Francis would be poetic justice for all the girls he and his crew liquored up to get them to make naughty videos even if they did have them sign a release. It could not happen to another sleazier DB.

401 days ago
96.

en Todo Momento!!    

lol, i bet he has a bright pink pencil |)ick!! pig boner!!

401 days ago
97.

DaDa    

Maybe he's afraid that the tape will show that his c0ck isn't as big as he braggs to be! LoL

401 days ago
98.

MercedesMichelle    

That's funny how he's exposed so many people and so many law suits were filed against him now he wants to sue lol karmas a you know what

401 days ago
99.

Fox    

Only idiots keep sex tapes/porn on a damn iPad and then gets that **** stolen. And his "girlfriend" looks like an albino alien.

401 days ago
100.

I love tha haters!!!    

Lol shes tha hottest girl they cld find? Too effin funny. Karma is a bitch and loves to bite ya rite n tha dalls...or u kno..wherever... Where did they find her Canada? They havent been going to any where worth being. I can SEE that.

401 days ago
101.

I love tha haters!!!    

Duh u know he put it out there....SAME WITH ALL THE OTHER TAPES.... THE PEOPLE N THA TAPES WANT TO BE SEEN THATS WHY THEY R PUBLIC. DUHHHH

401 days ago
102.

BcraigV    

The irony...

401 days ago
103.

Xianne    

This teeny tiny wiener is trying to stop people from seeing his teeny tiny wiener.

401 days ago
104.

Sapphiegirl    

WHY WHY WHY DID YOU LEAVE A SEX VIDEO ON YOUR IPAD? STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES I GUESS! ONLY REASON HE'S MAD IS HE AIN'T MAKING ANY MONEY FROM THIS VIDEO! AFTER ALL, THIS IS THE SAME GUY WHO MADE HIS MONEY SELLING PORNOGRAPHIC VIDEOS! D-BAG DELUXE!

400 days ago
105.

shewentwhoa    

Funny.. He films women for a women but when a video of him leaks he can't take the heat.

399 days ago
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