LOS ANGELES — “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis has been arrested on suspicion of assault after getting into a scuffle, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Los Angeles police Sgt. John Juarez told the Times that the 41-year-old was arrested Friday evening at an office building on Wilshire Boulevard after some “pushing and shoving.”
Francis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year after years of legal troubles and was issued a “stay away” order by a bankruptcy judge.
Juarez told the newspaper police were investigating whether Francis’ presence at the building violated the restraining order.
What is up with this guy? He must love jail. Please forgive me if I cry zero tears over this dude and his idiotic decisions.
Anyway, there’s your Joe Francis update. Where are all of his celebrity friends now? Weird!
May 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Joe Francis got the justice smackdown he so richly deserved, and it keeps on rolling. The bank just took his $11.4 million mansion, according to TMZ. They’ve got more details, as they always do when it comes to Joe Francis, who probably has them saved on his phone under “favorites.”
According to JPMorgan Chase Bank … Joe has slacked off on mortgage payments to the tune of $127,686.91.
In addition to “Girls Gone Wild” filing for bankruptcy … Joe’s also been ordered to personally pay $19 million to Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn. And we’re not even gonna mention the jail sentence hanging over his head.
About 2 hours later, Francis called TMZ saying that his accountant is, “going to take care of the problem.”
Maybe ask your BFFs and Forbes #5 highest-earning celebrity couple, Kim & Kanye, to help you out. I don’t think your accountant is going to be enough.
September 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Sweet karma. Joe Francis, who is totally gross and built his empire on drunk girls showing their boobs, is going to jail. Dude was sentenced to at least 270 days. And there’s even more punishment in store for Mr. Francis! From TMZ:
He’s also been sentenced to 36 months probation and has been ordered to complete a Level 3 Anger Management course.
He’s also been ordered to complete 1 year of psychological counseling at a rate of 1 session per week.
During the sentencing, the judge expressed serious concerns with Joe’s explosive temper — and warned that it could get him in trouble in the future unless he learns how to keep his cool.
Bond will be set at $250k.
Then he got escorted out of court in handcuffs. Rad.
August 27, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Creepy Joe Francis, founder of Girls Gone Wild, beater of pregnant women, and all around great guy, went on a vacation recently. I’m sure he did a lot of really neat things, but the most notable thing he did was hang out with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Because any day that you get to hang out with Kimye is the best day of your life.
If that picture above didn’t give you enough early morning giggles, go ahead and check out this picture:
And if you STILL need more, here’s a blog entry about the vacation from Joe’s very own website:
Joe Francis is fresh off a tropical vacation where he hosted close friends in Mexico. Included were guests Kim Kardashian and her new boyfriend Kanye West. Along with a group of familiar faces the couple relaxed poolside before hitting the ocean and ripping through the waves on jet skis launched from a gorgeous white sand beach. They also participated in a thrilling zip lining tour through the Mexican jungle flying between trees, spanning rope bridges, and sharing memorable laughs. One of the more low key moments was an intimate dinner hosted by Joe. They dined on traditional Mexican cuisine made exclusively of local fresh ingredients. After dinner everyone continued to enjoy the fiesta with relaxing conversation while everyone snapped candid photos of each other.
I absolutely love how this is on Joe’s site, but it’s all about what Kim and Kanye did. Even the people who work for Joe Francis are like “please, God, anyone else.”
August 1, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
You guys! I’m just kidding! I’m being silly! Because if you’ve been a longtime reader of Evil Beet, or a longtime reader of celebrity gossip in general, you know what an asshole that creepy ol’ crazy-eyed Joe Francis is. And if you’re neither of those things, let me just tell you that Joe Francis is the founder of Girls Gone Wild, he doesn’t pay his taxes, and he physically attacks pregnant ladies. Are we all up to date?
Good, because, and in all seriousness this time, Joe Francis is still a dick who hits women who have the nerve to hit his car when he has his door opened in traffic.
Joe Francis was handcuffed just minutes ago in Beverly Hills, after a car accident with a female motorist that ended in an all out physical fight.
The “Girls Gone Wild” creator was driving his Bentley on Rodeo Drive when his car collided with a female driver. We’re told the two began arguing over who was at fault. Francis tells TMZ … the woman grabbed his cell phone as he attempted to snap photos, and cops say at that point the two engaged in mutual combat.
Cops say both suffered minor injuries. Francis says his finger was cut when the woman tried to grab the phone.
Police un-cuffed Francis and decided no one would be arrested.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the accident occurred as a result of Joe opening his Bentley door into traffic. The other driver then crashed into it.
Now, I’m not claiming to be the world’s best driver by any means, but I’m pretty sure that you’re not supposed to open your car door when other cars are driving by you. Isn’t that a thing? Like, did I read that in the manual or am I just making that up? If I am, tell me, and I’ll send my apologies to Mr. Joe Francis right away, but I feel like I’m right here.
January 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Emily
Because if you couldn’t tell by the first round of Blake Lively nudes, and if you were still a little confused after the second batch, then of course a confirmation from creepy Joe Francis will remove all doubts. Hey, he’s seen a wide variety of naked ladies, ok?
Here’s creepy Joe’s deep thoughts on the matter:
“I would say 90 percent it’s an orchestrated attempt or act on her part [to raise her profile]. I’m not sure, but my inclination is that it’s coming from her. She knows what she’s doing or someone in her camp does. I think it’s a smart move. This will make her desirable. It’s working because it’s getting wide coverage. This may be what she needed to get her name out there. Look, mainstream U.S.A, other than the five people that watch ‘Gossip Girl’ have never heard of Blake Lively. This will catapult her into some of the top searches on some of the Internet sites which will then trigger a dramatic jump of interest in her, and therefore catapult her career.”
Creepy Joe’s got a good point – y’all are loving poor little naked Blake Lively over here – and I think he’s right. But doesn’t that just feel so dirty to admit? ”I think Joe Francis is right,” that’s a thought I had today. Ugh. You guys take care of yourselves for a little while, ok, I’m going to have to go bleach my brain with Rebecca Black to get back to normal.