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Joe Francis

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$19M Judgment Upheld Against ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Founder

An appellate court has upheld a $19 million judgment against “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis in a slander case filed over his claims that casino mogul Steve Wynn threatened to kill him.

06/23/2014

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‘Girls Gone Wild’ Producer Arrested For Alleged Assault At His Former Office

Notorious “Girls Gone Wild” producer Joe Francis reportedly was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor assault charge.

05/17/2014

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‘Girls Gone Wild’ Creator Sentenced To Jail For Assaulting Woman

Joe Francis, the creator of the “Girls Gone Wild” video series, was sentenced to jail Tuesday for assaulting a woman at his Bel Air mansion in 2011.

08/27/2013

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‘Girls Gone Wild’ Producer Joe Francis Convicted In False Imprisonment, Assault Case

“Girls Gone Wild” producer Joe Francis was found guilty Monday of misdemeanor charges of false imprisonment and assault in connection to a scuffle involving three women in 2011.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/06/2013

Joe Francis vs. Steve Wynn. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

‘Girls Gone Wild’ Files For Bankruptcy

The company behind the “Girls Gone Wild” videos has filed for bankruptcy in Los Angeles to protect itself from more than $16 million in disputed debts and judgements, including over $10 million owed to Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn, in papers obtained Thursday.

02/28/2013

Joe Francis vs. Steve Wynn. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

‘Girls Gone Wild’ Founder Must Pay Casino Mogul $20M More In Slander Case

A jury says “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis should pay Steve Wynn $20 million in punitive damages for claiming the casino mogul threatened to kill him and bury him in the desert.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2012

Joe Francis vs. Steve Wynn. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Steve Wynn Awarded $20M In Slander Case Against ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Founder

A jury says “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis slandered Steve Wynn when he claimed the casino mogul threatened to kill him and bury him in the desert.

09/10/2012

Joe Francis vs. Steve Wynn. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Seeking $12M From Joe Francis In Slander Trial

Porn producer Joe Francis should be forced to pay Steve Wynn more than $12 million for claiming that the casino mogul threatened to kill him and bury him in the desert, Wynn’s attorney told a jury Friday.

09/07/2012

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Lionel Richie, Pamela Anderson Among Tax Scofflaws

Pamela Anderson and Lionel Richie owe the government money.

04/14/2012

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‘Girls Gone Wild’ Creator Turns Himself In On False Imprisonment Charges

Joe Francis, founder of the “Girls Gone Wild” video franchise is back behind bars after turning himself into police Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/23/2011