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Hey Joe Francis? Fuck You.

In my inbox this afternoon: a threatening letter from one of Joe Francis’s crack team of legal eagles paralegals, threatening to sue me if I don’t remove a post … from Which I don’t own. If you’re going to tell me that you “take this matter very seriously,” maybe pay your legal team enough to get their links right as they send out a slew of baseless threats.

Here’s the full text:

Re: Joe Francis Article Posted On Your Website Entitled: “It Appears That Joe Francis May Not Be The Good Guy We Thought He Was” (the “Article”)

To whom it may concern,

Demand is hereby made that you immediately remove the Article from your website. The Article contains false, defamatory statements as well as statements that are in violation of agreements signed by the former employees involved with the report.

This letter serves as a formal notice of our demand that you immediately remove the Article from your website located at as well as any other websites owned and/or controlled by you. We hereby reserve the right to take such action as necessary to protect our rights, business and reputation. Make no mistake: we will sue you, and seek injunctive relief, damages and attorney’s fees.

So that there is no possibility of misunderstanding, know this: we take this matter very seriously and will take appropriate action to protect our interests. The only way for you to possibly avoid such action is to contact me immediately. Nothing in this letter should be construed as a waiver, relinquishment or election or rights or remedies by Mantra Films, Inc. and its related companies, all of which expressly reserves all rights and remedies under all applicable federal and state laws. Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.

Hey, Joe? The actual article we posted does nothing more than restate the facts from Radar’s story. We’re completely within our rights here. We make no accusations of our own, we state nothing as fact, and you have no grounds to sue us, and you fucking know that.

But, hey, while we’re on the topic, remember that L.A. Times piece that recounts in pretty gritty detail how you raped a girl and then tried to cover it up by threatening the reporter?


Fuck you, you dirty piece of shit.

48 CommentsLeave a comment

  • People think that saying “sue” works like saying “bomb” on a plane. What a douche. Team Beat!

  • What a prick! How has he gotten away with all of this shit? You tell those asshats what the fuck is up Beet!

  • You’ve shown me yet again why I keep returning to Evil Beet. You pull no punches and whether I agree or disagree (and I totally agree with this post), I respect your guts and chutzpa. And God bless America and our freedom of speech!

  • I also remember that article from the LA times, and I remember it has been the LA times most read article of their history

    -> fuck you joe francis

    good for you beet!

  • Lawyers try to scare bloggers by sending cease and desist letters via email. They actually have to send you a letter in writing by registered mail. They think you dont know your rights.

    • They have to send it to you by registered mail for what?

      There is no legal significance to a “Cease and Desist” letter. It isn’t required by the law in order to take the next step or anything. So it doesn’t matter if its sent via registered mail, snail mail, courier or pigeon.

      Sounds like you might be a little confused about your rights. :)

  • this dude is gunna go DOWN SO HARRRRRRRRD i can’t wait to watch!!! :D there’s a special place in hell waiting *just* for him. :)))))

  • Hahahaha….he’s so fucking stupid.

    [Not intended to be legal advice; you should seek your counsel regarding the above-referenced threat of suit]

    Truth is always a valid defense to slander/libel. You are completely within your rights to post something about accusations/charges being brought against him.

    “The Article contains false, defamatory statements as well as statements that are in violation of agreements signed by the former employees involved with the report.”

    – What the fuck does THAT mean? No employer can ever ask any employee to waive their rights to come forth with criminal charges against an attacker, just like a gym/hospital can’t ask you to waive your rights to sue them if you die because of their employees’ negligence (which is commonly stated in gym contracts and hospital waivers before surgery). Who the fuck is this guy, seriously.

    What’s more hilarious is that he probably actually did hit the pregnant chick. In that case, I will await your highlarious post verbally destroying him on this site.

    • And p.s. it’s impermissible for individuals [paralegals] to practice law without a license. A “cease and desist” letter from a paralegal is like having surgery performed by a nursing assistant. Mr. Important Client couldn’t even get an Associate to threaten you. Keep on posting, Beet.

  • apparently joe doesn’t read ENOUGH of your stuff or he would have known the response he was going to receive.

    what a freaking moron he is!

    love you beet and thanks for making my day.

  • Hope he dies by the sword he’s living by.

    Missed that story the first time around – thank you so much for informing me.

  • Ok this IS stupid, but be nice to the paralegal – he/she is just doing what the ridiculous lawyer tells her to do. Trust me on that one. ;)

  • Joe Francis is a disgusting human being. I don’t even think he is human because he probably crawled out of the pits of Hell or something. I feel sorry for any individual that gets caught up in anything he does because they stand the chance to get hurt as he obviously already has done in the past. I wish we could ship people like him off to the sun so they we don’t have to put up with their shit anymore.

  • Hi – fucking – larious! You rock Beet. Fuck you Joe. Fuck you and fuck Frank Sinatra.

  • Beet you have balls of steel and you fucking rule. Joe Francis needs to be sodomized for real in San Quentin.

  • I love you Beet! I love that you had the balls to post that – need to be more like you :)

  • Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile

  • My Fiance that i was with for over two years and living with just cheated on me with Darius Rice the NBA player and broke up with me i feel like life has ended. I have pictures of all the texts and she admitted it and told me all the crap about it etc…. what can i do to about it or how can i get it published in a magazine or something im hurting so bad right now and wish i was dead alot of times