Girls Gone Wild’ creator Joe Francis faces prison time for assaults on women

Getty ImagesD-bag Joe Francis is in trouble

“Girls Gone Wild” d-bag Joe Francis has found himself in more trouble. TMZ reports that the smarmy mogul has been convicted of assault after attacking a woman in his Hollywood mansion in 2011.

Francis also has been convicted of “false imprisonment” after forcing three women to stay at his pad after picking them up inL.A.; he “choke-slammed” one woman’s head into his tile floor in a fit of rage. And to top it all off, he has been convicted of “persuading a witness from reporting.”

Add this to his tremendous $7.5 million loss against Steve Wynn in a defamation suit and you’ve got quite a class act. Francis is looking at up to five years in prison, and we hope he gets all of it.

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  • Actor Stephen Amell (“Arrow”) is 32.
  • Actor Matthew Davis (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 35.
  • Singer Enrique Iglesias is 38.
  • Actress Melissa Gilbert (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 49.
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  • Drummer Alex Van Halen of Van Halen is 60.
  • Singer Toni Tennille is 73.
  • Beat poet Gary Snyder is 83.
  • Naturalist Sir David Attenborough is 87.
  • Comedian Don Rickles is 87.

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