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‘Girls Gone Wild’ Founder Joe Francis Convicted of Assault, False Imprisonment

By / 05.07.13

“Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis was found guilty Monday of misdemeanor counts of assault and false imprisonment stemming from a dispute with three women after a night out at a Hollywood club in 2011.

Francis took the three women back to his place, where things got heated. Francis grabbed one of them by the throat and threw her head into the ground. Oops.

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich said in a statement that after a two-week trial, a jury convicted the 40-year-old Francis of three counts of false imprisonment, one count of assault causing great bodily injury and one count of dissuading a witness. He faces a maximum of five years in prison. A hearing to schedule his sentencing was set for Wednesday.

On a related note, those GGW commercials during televised reruns of Howard Stern’s show must be responsible for millions of beats over the years. So, if nothing else, Francis will leave a tangible legacy.

[H/T: AP]


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