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Joe Francis

Joseph R. "Joe" Francis (born April 1, 1973) is an American entrepreneur. He is the founder and creator of the Girls Gone Wild entertainment brand. Francis was born on April 1, 1973, in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up in Laguna Beach, California where he attended Laguna Beach High School. Francis worked for various media production companies, where he produced Banned From Television videos, using clips not suitable for mainstream broadcast, and marketing them on a direct-to-consumer basis. Francis attended the University of Southern California. While at USC, Francis took part in their prestigious Entrepreneur Program. In addition to taking many business courses, Francis took numerous film and television courses. Francis graduated from USC in 1995 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Francis is the founder of numerous businesses mainly dealing with the film industry. In addition to founding the Banned From Television series, Francis is the creator of the Girls Gone Wild brand. Francis’ first business venture began when he was working as a production assistant for Real TV, a reality television program that aired footage of extraordinary events that were not usually covered

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'Girls Gone Wild' Honcho Joe Francis Faces Mega-Foreclosure

'Girls Gone Wild' Honcho
Foreclosure Looms On Fancy Pad

11:40 AM PDT:  We just spoke to Joe ... who told us he's contacted his accountant who's going to take care of the problem. Joe Francis' money problems are compounding -- 7 months after… READ MORE >

Joe Francis -- Mark My Words ... I Won't Go to Jail

Joe Francis
Mark My Words I Won't Be Going to Jail

Joe Francis tells TMZ, his 270-day jail sentence for assault and false imprisonment is "ridiculous" and "absurd" ... and he won't rest until it's thrown out.As we reported, Francis was sentenced… READ MORE >

- 1098 days ago
Joe Francis -- SENTENCED TO JAIL

Joe Francis
SENTENCED TO JAIL

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… READ MORE >

- 1098 days ago
Joe Francis -- I'm Renting a Sea Lion ... To Play With Me

Joe Francis
I'm Renting a Sea Lion To Play With Me

Joe Francis is spending his days down in Mexico with a brand new friend he can rent by the hour ... a 600 lb SEA LION  ... and TMZ's got the pics. The "Girls Gone Wild" honcho tells TMZ ...… READ MORE >

- 1162 days ago
Joe Francis' GF to Vivid Honcho Steve Hirsch -- Thanks for Keeping My Hoo Ha Under Wraps

Joe Francis' GF to Vivid Honcho
Thanks for Keeping My Hoo Ha Under Wraps

Joe Francis and his hot blonde GF can't thank Steve Hirsch enough for snatching their sex tape off the market -- in fact, Joe's GF has even sent the Vivid honcho a thank-you letter, gushing about… READ MORE >

- 1168 days ago
Joe Francis Sex Tape -- SOLD ... But Will Never Be Released

Joe Francis Sex Tape
SOLD!!!!!!! But Will Never Be Released

The Joe Francis sex tape has been PURCHASED by a major porn company ... but the footage will never, ever, ever, ever see the light of day, TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... a… READ MORE >

- 1169 days ago
Joe Francis Sex Tape Being Shopped -- 'Girls Gone Wild' Honcho Threatens Legal Action

Joe Francis
Sex Tape Surfaces 'Girls Gone Wild' Honcho Threatens Legal Action

"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,… READ MORE >

- 1181 days ago
'Girls Gone Wild' Honcho Joe Francis -- Convicted in Female Assault Case

Joe Francis
Convicted In Female Assault Case

"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… READ MORE >

- 1210 days ago
Joe Francis -- 'Girls Gone Wild!' Trustee: STAY THE HELL AWAY

Joe Francis
'Girls Gone Wild!' Trustee STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM US!

Exiled "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis is STILL acting like the boss ... threatening and menacing GGW employees ... and now a judge has been asked to keep Joe 100 feet away from the company… READ MORE >

- 1223 days ago
'Girls Gone Wild' Goes Bankrupt -- Files for Chapter 11 Protection

'Girls Gone Wild'
Goes Bankrupt Seeks Chapter 11 Protection

"Girls Gone Wild" has gone bankrupt ... filing for Chapter 11 reorganization -- but fear not late night TV viewers ... 'GGW' honchos insist "it will be business as usual" for the porn… READ MORE >

- 1278 days ago

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