Home > News > 'Girls Gone' Owner Claims Shakedown • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


'Girls Gone' Owner Claims Shakedown

'Girls Gone' Owner Claims Shakedown
Get XBIZ News
Apr 19, 2004 3:50 PM PDT    Text size: 
MIAMI – "Girls Gone Wild" producer Joe Francis filed a $25 million lawsuit Monday against a Texas woman who accused him of drugging and raping her at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Miami.

Francis in his defamation suit also is asking the court to award him $36 he says he spent on hamburgers and fries for the woman and her friend that accompanied him to his hotel room.

Francis, who owns Santa Monica, Calif.-based Mantra Entertainment, sells “Girls Gone Wild” directly to customers it lures with TV ads, infomercials and an interactive website. Last year the company sold a reported 4.5 million videos and DVDs, selling for up to $19.99 each.

According to the suit filed in Miami-Dade County, Francis met the 21-year-old woman at the Mynt nightclub in Miami and invited her and a friend, referred in the complaint as Amy Doe and Jane Doe, to his hotel room. Francis said in court papers that both women were asked to have their identification checked by his bodyguard to confirm their legal ages. He also contends that only one of the women drank and neither were offered drugs.

One of the women, a college student, told police that she blacked out at the hotel and believes she was drugged and raped.

After waking in bed beside Francis in the morning, the woman claimed in a police report, she drove herself to a clinic.

The woman made the allegations to a Miami Herald reporter, which printed the story in mid March.

“He only had consensual sex,” publicist Terry Fahn said at the time.

The suit in detail claims what Francis says happened that evening and the next morning, including the consumption of “medium rare” hamburgers and fries the women ate.

"I not only want to be compensated for $25 million for damages to my reputation and my business caused by these absurd allegations, but I also want to be reimbursed for the $36 I spent on the hamburgers and fries these women devoured before they left my hotel room,” Francis said in a press release sent to XBiz. “If she was going to make up a story that she had been raped, she should have mentioned it before she asked me to buy her and a friend lunch."

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Cam World: A Good Grind Reaps Riches

For years, webcam modeling was taboo and considered by many as a dirty and raunchy activity. However, in today’s economy, webcam jobs are being accepted more and more by everyone across the globe.... More »

Cam World: Beauty on Point — Models Talk Tradecraft

Cam girls are the girls that are always on point — with the perfect make-up and perfect skin, the shiny hair and long nails. Given their expertise, I asked some of the girls from Studio 20 if they... More »

Cam World: Camming and Toys Go Hand in Hand

There is nothing more satisfying than pleasure, especially if it is sexual. The size or the presentation of the stimulus does not matter if the sensations and tension the body receives transform the way... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.


XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup

May 04 - May 04
Prague, Czech Republic

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!