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Joe Francis

SENTENCED TO JAIL

8/27/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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10:51 AM PT -- Joe has just been sentenced to JAIL.

According to our count, Joe has been ordered to serve at least 270 DAYS in county jail.

He's also been sentenced to 36 months probation and has been ordered to complete a Level 3 Anger Management course.

He's also been ordered to complete 1 year of psychological counseling at a rate of 1 session per week.

During the sentencing, the judge expressed serious concerns with Joe's explosive temper -- and warned that it could get him in trouble in the future unless he learns how to keep his cool.

Bond will be set at $250k.

Joe is currently being handcuffed and escorted out of the courtroom.

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10:31 AM PT --
Joe's lawyer is begging the court for mercy.

10:29 AM PT --
Joe's motion for a re-trial has been SHOT DOWN. Now on to sentencing ...

9:53 AM PT --
Joe's lawyer is calling BS on the accusers -- claiming he can now prove the women lied during the trial, and therefore Joe deserves another chance to prove his innocence.

Among Joe's arguments -- he claims the women's story about not having cell phone reception at Joe's mansion are untrue ... and they have the phone records to prove it.

Joe also claims an accuser's story that she was "choke slammed" on Joe's tile floor is impossible because he doesn't have tile anywhere in the house.

9:40 AM PT --
The hearing has begun. Due to courtroom rules for this particular hearing, we will only be livestreaming the audio.

8:57 AM PT --
Francis is inside the courtroom, waiting for his case to be called.

8:50 AM PT --
Francis just arrived at the courthouse with his girlfriend Abbey Wilson. She's hot.

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8:41 AM PT --
We're told Francis is on his way to the court -- and should arrive momentarily.

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It's D-Day for Joe Francis ... the day the "Girls Gone Wild" mogul will learn his sentence for attacking a woman at his Hollywood mansion back in 2011 ... and he's facing serious time behind bars.

TMZ will be streaming live from inside the L.A. courtroom when Joe faces the judge later today. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 8:30 AM PT.

As we previously reported, 3 women had accused Joe 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 was convicted on 5 charges total, including assault, 3 counts of false imprisonment, and 1 count of dissuading a witness from reporting.

Never one to go down without a fight -- Francis recently filed court docs demanding a new trial based on allegations of insufficient evidence. We'll see if the judge buys his argument when the hearing begins.

Stay Tuned...

284 COMMENTS

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31.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Despicable. He was found guilty by a jury.

241 days ago
32.

Nikki    

didn't he once attack a pregnant woman?

241 days ago
33.

Flying Blind    

Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Comin' for to carry me home
Well, now they're comin' for to carry me home

241 days ago
34.

Evan Benz    

You gotta wonder about any dude who can talk and talk and talk and talk.

Someone give this guy a sandwich or a chicken wing.

241 days ago
35.

Kristinajp    

Why all the negative comments about his sweet girlfriend. It is so pathetic the people who make comments like these, only insecure, jealous people say things like that about someone they don't even know.

241 days ago
36.

Columbo    

Not true, Kristi. It's just anyone who would team up with a tard like JF is a complete buffoon.

241 days ago
37.

Columbo    

Retrial shot down. Ha ha. Suck it, Joe.

241 days ago
38.

Columbo    

@mojonies. Find something to do other than prostitution.

241 days ago
39.

AllMe    

watching him on couples therapy he was an ass.. don't put anything past this douche bag

241 days ago
40.

Dingo Ate My Baby    

Nsync should have performed here for Joe instead of the VMAs. "Bye Bye Bye"

241 days ago
41.

Silly    

Umm..That pic is Jodie Arias...

241 days ago
42.

cloey    

he is such a douche. Watching him on couple's therapy was nauseating. He thinks because he's rich, he's got class and is above everyone but how did he make his millions? filming drunk girls on spring break. total a-hole.

241 days ago
43.

USAF Chick    

This guy is a sick pervert, who thinks the world owes him something, and treats women like they are just disposable objects. I hope this guy get's what he deserves, however, most hollywood celebrities that beat of women only get community service...go figure. Then when the woman has had enough and shoots and kills him in self defense she will face Murder 1. The system is nothing but S**t

241 days ago
44.

Columbo    

Don't drop the soap, Joe.

241 days ago
45.

Shut the Tuck up    

Classy move there on the part of his slore bag gf to wear an outfit so short when she sits down the entire courtroom will see all her junk, then again maybe that's douchebag Francis idea to distract the judge, at any rate it's typical that trash follows trash and we all know the trashier the skank the more that prick loves them

241 days ago
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