Who is Joe Francis? Girls Gone Wild founder spits on woman's face after getting Covid-19

Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis was charged with domestic violence after he grabbed the woman by her hair and pushed her to the ground


                            Who is Joe Francis? Girls Gone Wild founder spits on woman's face after getting Covid-19
Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis was arrested for domestic violence (Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)

According to a report, 'Girls Gone Wild' founder Joe Francis was arrested in Mexico after allegedly grabbing a woman by her neck and spitting in her face after testing positive for Covid-19.

According to the Mexican court documents, the 45-year-old Kardashian pal was arrested on August 13, 2020, and was charged with domestic violence and intentional injury following an incident at his Punta Mita home. Francis reportedly spat in a woman's face and dragged her across the floor. Court documents reveal Francis told the woman, whose identity remains undisclosed, that he had tested positive for Covid-19 the day before the dispute. The woman's relationship with Francis is unclear.

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"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis presents an award during the 29th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino January 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Ethan Miller/ Getty Images)

Then, on August 1, 2020, the court documents reveal that Francis asked the woman to jab him with vitamins and when she refused to get too close to him, he started yelling at her that she was an "evil b***h" and a "w***e" who he hoped would rot. 

The report further reveals that the woman was then frightened and hid in the closet, closing the door behind her, but soon, Francis started banging the door. She opened it and ran into a different room in horror. He reportedly told her that he was kicking her out of his estate Casa Aramara and then he grabbed her right arm and by the neck and allegedly spat in her face, according to the report. He reportedly told the woman that she didn't care about him, but added that she would care now because "she's infected as well", according to the report. The woman then tried to call the security team for the house, when "Francis ran at her, grabbed her by the hair and pushed her to the ground", the report said.

TV Personalty Kourtney Kardashian and Joe Francis, CED Girls Gone Wild arrive at the launch of the new Op Advertising Campaign Party held on June 3, 2008 at a private address in Beverly Hills, California (Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images)

Who is Joe Francis?

Joe Francis was born in Atlanta in 1973 and grew up in Laguna Beach, California, with three sisters, an Austrian-born mother and a father who ran a snack food business. Francis has completed his business administration program from the University of Southern California. He also took several courses in film and television, graduating in 1995 with a bachelor's degree from the USC Entrepreneurial Program.

He later founded and created the 'Girls Gone Wild' entertainment brand in 1997. The videos from 'Girls Gone Wild' showed college-aged women who willingly exposed their bodies or acted wildly on camera. In its first two years, his franchise made more than $20M. By 2002, Francis had created 83 different Girls Gone Wild titles and was airing 30-minute infomercials on all major US networks. In 2005, the company planned to donate 100 per cent of their gross sales of their Mardi Gras-themed DVDs to the Red Cross to help victims of hurricane Katrina.

In 2012, Francis started dating Abbey Wilson, who won Girls Gone Wild's "Search for the Hottest Girl in America" contest. In 2013, Wilson's iPad, which had private sexual videos of the couple, was stolen. To prevent the distribution of the video before it was sold to any media outlets, Francis's lawyer David Houston threatened, "When we catch you, we will see that you are prosecuted to the fullest extent of both the criminal and civil laws." In 2014, the couple welcomed two daughters.

Francis has previously been convicted many times on charges related to tax evasion, bribery, false imprisonment, assault causing great physical injury, dissuading a witness, and record-keeping violations, and has pleaded no contest to child exploitation and prostitution.

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