Guards at the Grady County Law Enforcement Center denied Joe Francis food and blankets and threatened to strap him naked to a chair for 48 hours, Francis’ attorneys alleged last month in court papers seeking his release on bail in a Florida case, The Oklahoman reported.
In the documents, the incarcerated Girls Gone Wild s claim that there was a potential for suicide if his imprisonment were prolonged. “I don’t think I can handle this on a long-term–I’m not a criminal,” he said.
He also reveals he’s taking a bunch of anxiety and other medication to tame the crazy, even while in jail.
Joe Francis To Face Nevada Tax Charges Before Sexual Battery.
Girls Gone Wild creator JOE FRANCIS will travel to Nevada to face charges of evading $20 million in taxes after completing his five-week stint in a Florida jail for contempt of court.
Francis is currently serving a 35-day sentence at a Bay County prison, after he was convicted of shouting abuse at seven women during recent settlement talks.
The women had taken legal action against Francis for allegedly filming them in sexual situations while underage at Panama City Beach in 2003.
Yesterday (10May07), Federal Magistrate Judge Larry Bodiford ruled the 34-year-old’s tax evasion charges in Reno, Nevada, took precedence over charges of sexual battery in Florida, after court dates for the two hearings clashed on 22 May (07).
It just isn’t going well for the asshole (no pun intended, i don’t think) I bet Joe regrets releasing “Guys Gone Wild” now.
Joe has just been charged with one count of misdemeanor sexual battery. The charge was filed by the L.A. City Attorney.
L.A. City Attorney spokesperson Frank Mateljan tells TMZ that Francis was at a birthday party in Los Angeles this past January when he allegedly touched an 18-year-old girl on the breast, buttocks and inner thigh. The woman allegedly repeatedly asked Francis to stop.
Francis will be arraigned May 22. If convicted, he faces a maximum six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Blowing his nose and wiping away tears, the multimillionaire founder of the “Girls Gone Wild” video empire pleaded guilty to contempt of court Monday and was sentenced to 35 days in jail.Joe Francis, who was sued by seven women who were minors when filmed, apologized to the judge for yelling at the plaintiffs during settlement talks.
“I am sorry for my behavior. It was wrong. I had heard about appeals and things and I was confused. I am sorry, I really am,” said Francis, 34.
Francis drew the contempt charge during negotiations to settle the federal lawsuit brought after his production company filmed the women at Panama City Beach in 2003.
According to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Reno, Nevada, Francis, 34, sought to conceal income through the use of offshore companies and nominees. At one point, he transferred $15 million from one offshore bank account to a California brokerage account in the name of a Cayman Islands corporation he controlled.
Joe Francis was booked into the Bay County Jail, said Ruth Sasser, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. “His attorneys continue to work toward a settlement,” Kevin Mercuri, a spokesman for Francis, said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press.
He drew the contempt citation during negotiations in a civil lawsuit brought by seven women who were underage when they were filmed by his company on Panama City Beach during spring break in 2003.
Joe Francis is sitting in a jail cell right now, that is freckin’ awesome. Maybe we’ll see a “Girls Gone Wild, Behind Bars” probably because Joe is a genius well at least that’s what the 12 year girls say about him.
First off you don’t ever say a judge has “gone wild” sure it’s smart to promote your million dollar business, but not when that judge can send you to the cell with Bubba. Bubba is lonely and loved “Guys Gone Wild.” Good luck homo.