Girls Gone Wild Mogul, After Being Found Guilty of False Imprisonment, Goes on Profanity-Laced Tirade

May 22, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, one day after he was found guilty of the false imprisonment of three women in his home in Bel-Air, gave a profanity-laced interview to The Hollywood Reporter in which he railed against the jurors in his case and a number of other detractors.

Directing his comments at the jurors, Francis is quoted as saying: "I want that jury to know that each and every one of you are mentally f—ing retarded and you should be euthanized because, as Darwin said, you have naturally selected yourself. You are the weakest members of the herd. Goodbye! And if that jury wants to convict me because I didn’t show up, which is the only reason why they did, then, you know, they should all be lined up and shot!"

“Just the day before, a Los Angeles jury deemed the Girls Gone Wild founder guilty on three counts of false imprisonment and one of assault likely to cause great bodily injury, and now he faces the real possibility of time in prison when he is sentenced in July (though he notes the charges are misdemeanors, not felonies),” THR reports. “It’s the latest brush with the law for a man who could write a treatise on running afoul of it, who keeps a veritable posse of lawyers in his employ at any given time. But Francis is adamant he is innocent of the allegations brought against him on behalf of three young women, who said he took them to his house, kept them there and even assaulted one.”

Francis continued his attack on the jury — and the jury system — in the exclusive THR interview, saying: "The problem with the jury system is that anyone who’s not smart enough to come with an excuse to get out of jury duty doesn’t get out. Only the stupidest of the stupidest people end up on juries, you know? I’ve never met a smart person who’s done jury duty."

THR adds: “Francis has been jailed in Florida and Nevada; successfully sued for defamation by Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn, whom he now owes $20 million; indicted for tax evasion and filming underage girls; blamed for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of a company connected to Girls Gone Wild (which he says he no longer owns); and banned from entering GGW’s Santa Monica offices by bankruptcy trustee R. Todd Neilson, who filed suit to keep Francis off the premises.”

But Francis denies responsibility for all of it, THR reports.

Said Francis: "You know why I’ve been criticized, why I’ve been brutalized? Anybody who criticizes me, anybody who — it’s just a jealous guy. Everybody who says, ‘Oh, Joe Francis is this’ — look at their penis and tell me if it’s small. Tell me!"

He also offered this explanation for why people seem to have it in for him: "I have private jets, I have a great life, I’m a good-looking guy. I’m not conceited, but like — look, I have girls around me all the time, whatever I want. I make a lot of money. It’s a great life. If I wasn’t me, I’d f—ing hate me."

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Joe Francis

3 Comments

  1. Goober Gone Wild!
    Hopefully Goober Goes to Jail

  2. Joey, baby – it’s got nothing to do with your money or your looks or the sluts, er, girls who hang around you. We’re okay with that. It’s just that you’re such a monumental douchebag that people have no choice BUT to hate you. But don’t think you can’t still make a difference. If you’d like to start hating yourself as well, we’d all appreciate it.

  3. Here’s hoping Joe has a GREAT time in prison. I deeply hope some of the guys in GenPop “Go Wild” on this D-bag.

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