‘Girls Gone Wild’ Producer Joe Francis Convicted In False Imprisonment, Assault Case

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — “Girls Gone Wild” producer Joe Francis was found guilty Monday of misdemeanor charges of false imprisonment and assault in connection to a scuffle involving three women in 2011.

Francis, 40, was convicted of three counts of false imprisonment, one count of assault causing great bodily injury and one count of dissuading a witness. He faces up to five years in jail. Sentencing is yet to be scheduled.

On Jan. 29, 2011, three women attending a college graduation party met Francis at the supperclub in Hollywood.

Francis took one woman into his limo. The other two followed with the belief they were being taken to their car, according to Deputy City Attorney Mitch Fox.

Francis, however, took the victims to his house, where he grabbed one of the women by the throat and hair and slammed her head onto the floor.

He told the women not to contact…

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