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'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Joe Francis And Girlfriend Abbey Wilson Expecting Twin Daughters

April 10th, 2014 7:21pm EDT
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Some folks might call it ironic, and others will call it karma when they hear that "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis and his long-time girlfriend Abbey Wilson are expecting twin daughters.

The 40-year-old, who became famous for coaxing dozens, if not hundreds, of young college coeds into flashing their breasts and making out with each other while he followed them around with a video camera at spring break and marketed the videos to basement-dwellers and closet perverts via late-night infomercials, says he actually wanted girls.

"We chose to have girls," he told Us Weekly. "I believe p...
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'Girls Gone Wild' Creator Joe Frances Sent To Prison

August 27th, 2013 9:37pm EDT
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"Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis will spend the better part of the next year in prison after he was led from a California courtroom in handcuffs following a hearing on Tuesday.

Francis was sentenced to a minimum 270 days in jail, along with three years probation and having to attend anger management and psychological counseling courses for attacking a woman at his Hollywood home in 2011.

The media mogul was convicted on five charges in all, one for the assault, three for false imprisonment after he allegedly kidnapped three women and refused to let them leave his mansion following a ...
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Joe Francis Ready To Sue Over Sex Tape

June 6th, 2013 6:07pm EDT
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Joe Francis now knows what it feels like to be on the other side of the camera.

The founder of the Girls Gone Wild series is preparing to sue after a sex tape featuring himself and girlfriend Abby Wilson, winner of GGW’s "Search for the Hottest Girl in America."

Allegedly, the footage was taken from Abby’s iPad after it was stolen from the LAX airport. Francis has told TMZ he has nothing to do with the video’s release and will be fighting to keep the video from going public.

The video, which features Francis and Abby in several separate sexual scenes and is being shopped around for the h...
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Season 3 Of 'VH1 Couples Therapy' Premieres June 12, Starring Joe Francis, Flavor Flav & More

May 24th, 2013 9:31am EDT
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Relationships are hard enough, but imagine your relationship being the fodder for the tabloids. Under the intense scrutiny of the publiceye, and all the pressure that comes with fame, it seems couples whose matters of the heart play out in the public eye are calling it quits and throwing in the towel on their relationships.

VH1 examines the complicated and often misunderstood world of high-profile relationships with "VH1 Couples Therapy," premiering Wednesday, June 12th at 10 PM ET/PT.

Sitting down with Dr. Berman this season: "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis & Abby Wilson, rapper an...
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Joe Francis Found Guilty In Assault Case

May 7th, 2013 2:37pm EDT
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Joe Francis, known as the creator of the Girls Gone Wild video series, could be sentenced to jail for up to five years after her was convicted of assault Monday.

A Los Angeles court found him guilty on five charges, including assault, for attacking a woman who was in his Hollywood home back in 2011.

According to TMZ, Francis was also convicted for false imprisonment and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime. Three women had accused him of not allowing them to leave his home after a night out, and assaulted one of them by slamming her to the floor.

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'Girls Gone Wild' Files For Bankruptcy

March 1st, 2013 8:26am EST
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Joe Francis' "Girls Gone Wild" company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The soft porn king founded the company in 1997 and distributed videos featuring young women baring their breasts and other private parts.

The company owes more than $16 million in disputed claims, and the bankruptcy was made in order to keep Las Vegas hotel boss Steve Wynn from taking $10.3 million owed from a gambling debt.

In 2007, Wynn was awarded a $7.5 million judgment for defamation after Francis claimed he threatened to kill him. A jury later awarded the casino mogul an additional $20 million for punitive d...
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Joe Francis Offers Robert Pattinson $100,000 For 'Girls Gone Wild' Cameo

December 6th, 2012 8:39am EST
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Joe Francis has offered Robert Pattinson $100,000 to appear in a Spring Break edition of his saucy series Girls Gone Wild.

The British actor caught Francis' attention when he joked about starring in the raunchy TV show during a recent interview to promote the Twilight franchise.

Now, Francis wants Pattinson to trade vampires for bikini babes by making a special cameo appearance as a filmmaker in a college-themed Girls Gone Wild beach shoot.

In a letter obtained by HollywoodLife.com, Francis writes, "Per your positive comments, Girls Gone Wild would like to give you the unique opportun...
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Joe Francis Ordered To Pay $20 Million To Steve Wynn

September 11th, 2012 7:45pm EDT
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Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has been ordered to pay casino boss Steve Wynn $20 million to settle their ongoing legal fight.

The pair has been embroiled in a court battle over an alleged $2 million gambling debt Francis owed to the Las Vegas casino boss since 2009, and Wynn filed a defamation lawsuit against the porn mogul, claiming his reputation was tarnished by remarks the porn boss made about him.

Francis was subsequently ordered to pay $7.5 million earlier this year to put an end to the dispute.

Last month both parties returned to court over allegations Wynn had threatened to...
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Quincy Jones Denied Knowledge Of Threat To 'Girls Gone Wild' Founder

September 6th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
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Music icon Quincy Jones has denied any knowledge of a threatening email adult filmmaker Joe Francis alleges he received from casino boss Steve Wynn.

The legendary producer was called to testify in an ongoing court battle between the Girls Gone Wild founder and Las Vegas gambling mogul Wynn, after Francis claimed to have shown the correspondence to Jones, who is his neighbor.

Jones had initially been excused from giving evidence on medical grounds, but he agreed to appear in court briefly for Wynn's lawyers on Thursday, and insisted that he had seen no such email detailing plans for a hit ...
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Is Kourtney Kardashian Planning A Televised Mexican Wedding At Joe Francis' Estate?

May 3rd, 2012 10:30am EDT
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Kourtney Kardashian is planning on getting married in Mexico and earning $1 million from E! for a televised event, according to In Touch magazine. It's not surprising that she would allow the world to watch one of her most intimate events. The Kardashian clan enjoys the attention.

The magazine claims the reality star and her longtime boyfriend Scott Disick are reportedly tying the knot at "Girls Gone Wild" boss Joe Francis' private Casa Aramara estate near Puerta Vallarta. "Her family has been friends with Joe for so long. Kourtney has always considered Joe's home a place where she can rea...
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Pamela Anderson Owes Over $500,000 In Taxes

April 16th, 2012 8:56am EDT
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Pamela Anderson is facing legal action from authorities after failing to stay on top of her taxes.

The star owes California officials $524,241 in personal income taxes, according to a new list of debts released by The Franchise Tax Board on Friday.

The names of all persons owing more than $100,000 must be made public in accordance with the law and this year the busty blonde has been included amongst the group of delinquents.

As previously reported, singer/songwriter Lionel Richie has has been hit with a tax bill of $1.1 million and also named are "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis ($7...
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Joe Francis Threatens To Sue Over Madonna Song Title

February 28th, 2012 10:55am EST
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Filmmaker Joe Francis is threatening to take legal action against Madonna over the name of her upcoming single, even though the pop superstar tweaked the title following allegations of copyright infringement.

The Girls Gone Wild founder's lawyers fired off a cease and desist letter to the Material Girl after hearing a track from her new album MDNA was called the same as his saucy video empire.

Francis insisted Madonna needed to negotiate an immediate licensing agreement for the use of his trademark, or face legal action, and the singer seemed to take heed by changing the name of the son...
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Joe Francis Won't Allow Madonna To Sing 'Girls Gone Wild' At Super Bowl

February 4th, 2012 1:30pm EST
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Filmmaker Joe Francis has offered to cut a deal with Madonna to allow her to perform her new song "Girls Gone Wild" and avoid legal action from him - if she promises not to sing the track at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Francis, the man behind the saucy "Girls Gone Wild" TV and movie empire, has sent the pop superstar a cease and desist letter, threatening to sue her if she sings her "Girls Gone Wild" track during her much-anticipated half-time performance.

In the correspondence, obtained by TMZ.com, he accuses the singer of attempting to get a "free ride on the valuable consumer goodwill an...
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Joe Francis Sues Casino Boss Steve Wynn Over 'Ruined Reputation'

November 2nd, 2011 10:02am EDT
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Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has launched legal action against Sin City casino boss Steve Wynn, accusing him of wrecking his reputation during their $2 million gambling debt battle.

The soft porn boss faced charges including theft and fraud in February over the alleged debt owed to Wynn. Wynn sued Francis over the debt in 2009, but he reportedly refused to pay the full amount.

A grand jury had ordered Francis to stand trial, but Los Angeles District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell dismissed the case in September after deciding there was a lack of evidence of wrongdoing on the filmma...
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Joe Francis Ordered To Pay $2 Million Gambling Debt

October 9th, 2011 2:06pm EDT
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Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has been ordered to pay a $2 million gambling debt, just weeks after a federal judge threw out a criminal case over the matter.

The soft porn boss faced charges including theft and fraud in February over the alleged debt owed to Las Vegas casino boss Steve Wynn. Wynn sued Francis over the debt in 2009, but he reportedly refused to pay up the full amount.

A grand jury had ordered Francis to stand trial, but Los Angeles District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell dismissed the case last month after deciding there was a lack of evidence of wrongdoing on the fil...
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David Arquette Confirms He's Dating Joe Francis' Ex-Wife

September 28th, 2011 8:45pm EDT
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David Arquette has confirmed reports he's dating the TV reporter ex-wife of adult filmmaker Joe Francis.

The Scream star, who separated from his wife Courteney Cox last summer, has found love with Christina McLarty, who split from Girls Gone Wild founder Francis in November, just seven weeks after becoming his wife.

The new couple has been photographed together on numerous occasions and now Arquette has opened up about his new love in an interview with shock jock radio host Howard Stern.

The actor told his pal that he and Cox are "in the friend zone now" and he gushed about the new brune...
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Jayde Nicole Shows Off Too Much Cleavage

January 10th, 2011 5:00pm EST
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We spotted 2008 Playboy "Playmate of the Year" Jayde Nicole at the opening of new Hollywood hotspot Eden over the weekend.Even the girl in pink next to her thinks Jayde is revealing too much. What do you think?

Last summer Jayde had an operation to have a "pre-cancerous mark" removed from her face. The ex-girlfriend of "The Hills" star Brody Jenner admitted she had recently had preventative surgery but declined to go into further detail.

Still not sure who she is? Nicole hit the headlines in 2009 after becoming embroiled in a lawsuit with "Girls Gone Wild" mogul Joe Francis. The model su...
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Joe Francis Confirms Marriage Split

December 31st, 2010 8:21am EST
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Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has confirmed his seven-week marriage is over, just a day after reportedly laughing off split rumors.

The adult filmmaker married reporter Christina McLarty in Mexico in November, but rumors of trouble in the relationship emerged this week with reports suggesting she had moved out of the couple's Los Angeles home.

Francis dismissed the speculation as "false" and "funny," according to Hollyscoop.com, but on Thursday, the media mogul confirmed the story as true.

A statement to US Weekly reads, "After careful and thoughtful consideration on both our par...
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Joe Francis Slams Marriage Split Rumors

December 30th, 2010 12:51pm EST
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Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has dismissed reports his marriage has crumbled just seven weeks after the wedding ceremony.

The adult entertainment mogul married reporter Christina McLarty in Mexico in November, but rumors of a split emerged this week suggesting she had moved out of the couple's Los Angeles home.

A source close to the couple says, "They are not sure if they are going to divorce yet. They're just taking some time apart."

However, Francis has dismissed the story as "false," admitting he found the gossip "funny", according to Hollyscoop.com.

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More Troubles For 'Girls Gone Wild'

November 13th, 2010 12:00pm EST
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A distribution boss for Joe Francis' adult movie franchise "Girls Gone Wild" has been held on $2 million bail after allegedly killing a woman in a serious hit-and-run accident in California.

Ryan Bowman, head of Zeal Entertainment, which distributes the explicit films in Australia, is accused of fatally hitting 21-year-old Lauren Ann Freeman with his Bentley as she crossed a street in West Hollywood late on Wednesday night.

He reportedly left the scene of the crime and the luxury car was later found dumped nearby.

Bowman surrendered to Los Angeles County sheriff's officials on Thursday a...
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Joe Francis Weds

November 8th, 2010 8:38am EST
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Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has wed journalist Christina McLarty.

The adult moviemaker has enjoyed an on/off relationship with the CBS News showbiz reporter for four years and they sealed their romance by exchanging vows over the weekend, according to TMZ.com.

The pair married in a civil ceremony at Francis' estate in Punta Mita, Mexico, in protest of U.S. laws banning gay marriage.

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Joe Francis Labeled A 'Rapist' And 'Child Molester' In Lawsuit

September 8th, 2010 8:30am EDT
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The publishers of a new tell-all book about Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis have branded him a "rapist" and "child molester" in court documents after he tried to block sales of the tome.

The soft-porn king is taking legal action to ban the release of FLASH! Bars, Boobs, and Busted: 5 Years on the Road with Girls Gone Wild, by Francis' former employee Ryan Simkin. Simkin is said to give graphic accounts of Francis' alleged drug-taking with pals in the book, according to TMZ.com.

However, bosses at publishing company 4th Street Media are fighting back against Francis, hitting him with...
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Joe Francis To Sue 'Pirahna 3D' Producers Over Dismembered Member Scene?

August 20th, 2010 5:15pm EDT
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Soft-porn king Joe Francis is waging a war of words with Jerry O'Connell after the actor hinted his character in new disaster movie Piranha 3D is loosely based on the Girls Gone Wild filmmaker.

O'Connell plays a pornographer filming girls in bikinis on Spring Break, who loses his penis to the ravenous flesh eating fish of the title, and recently joked, "I get to play Joe Francis! Oh, wait. For legal reasons I'm supposed to say, 'I play someone loosely based on Joe Francis.'"

However, the remark has upset the filmmaker and his lawyers have been quick to warn producers and movie executive...
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Jayde Nicole Undergoes Facial Surgery

July 29th, 2010 3:01pm EDT
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Former Playboy model Jayde Nicole has undergone an operation to have a "pre-cancerous mark" removed from her face.

The ex-girlfriend of The Hills star Brody Jenner revealed the news during a night out in Hollywood on Wednesday, when she was snapped with a bandage on her chin. Nicole admitted she had recently had preventative surgery but declined to go into further detail.

However, she refused to allow the health scare to affect her social life, telling TMZ.com, "I'm not going to let anything stop me from going to my friend's birthday party."

Nicole hit the headlines last year after b...
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Joe Francis To Wed Reporter

July 2nd, 2010 8:04am EDT
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Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis is preparing to settle down - he is to wed journalist Christina McLarty.

Francis, who has enjoyed an on/off relationship with the CBS News showbiz reporter for four years, proposed during a recent trip to Saint-Tropez, France.

However, the couple is to shun a traditional wedding in favor of a civil ceremony in Mexico in September - in protest at U.S. laws banning gay marriage.

Francis tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "We have chosen to have a civil domestic partnership because we don't believe it's appropriate to be married until our gay ...
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Joe Francis Owes Over $29 Million To IRS

March 14th, 2010 11:00am EDT
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Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis is still not free of his financial woes - tax officials are demanding part payment of a $34 million bill, just weeks after dropping the case, according to a U.S. report.

Bosses at America's Internal Revenue Service filed a lien against Francis for the cash in November, after he allegedly fell behind with payments in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Francis insisted he was baffled by the IRS claim and was relieved when chiefs dropped the massive demand last month.

But IRS bosses admit they made a mistake dropping the case - and are now demanding a payment of $29.4 ...
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