"Girls Gone Wild" Creator Gets 270 Days In Jail

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, Joe Francis attends the House of Hype Music Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel  in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Francis was sentenced Tuesday to 270 days in jail and three years� probation for choking a woman and repeatedly slamming her head to the ground at his Los Angeles mansion in 2011. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, Joe Francis attends the House of Hype Music Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Francis was sentenced Tuesday to 270 days in jail and three years� probation for choking a woman and repeatedly slamming her head to the ground at his Los Angeles mansion in 2011. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision/AP, File)

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August 28, 2013

Joe Francis, the creator of "Girls Gone Wild," has been sentenced to 270 days in jail and three years probation for assaulting a woman at his Los Angeles mansion in 2011.

Deputy City Attorney Mitchell Fox says a judge Tuesday ordered the 40-year-old Francis to complete an anger management course and attend 52 sessions of psychological counseling.

Francis was convicted in May of five misdemeanor counts, including false imprisonment, assault, and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime.

Francis met three women at a college graduation party in Hollywood. Instead of taking them to their cars as they believed, he took them home. When they tried to leave Francis grabbed one woman by the throat and slammed her head to the ground.

His attorney did not immediately provide comment.


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