But Joe Francis had just as much legal trouble as he did success peddling his shocking videos. View this post on Instagram. In , Francis served days in jail after being accused of racketeering and for record-keeping violations, plus having contraband in his cell. Francis started his first business by licensing footage he found at work and selling it via informercial. The pair welcomed twin girls in after undergoing IVF.
Teagan. Age: 26.
Before GGW , Joe Francis worked as a production assistant for RealTV, a reality television program that covered interesting events that mainstream news sites ignored.
Ashlynn. Age: 21.
Is ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Founder Joe Francis Still in Jail?
Francis was also forced to complete a Level 3 Anger Management course and spend a year in psychological counseling. The franchise began in and by , there were more than 85 different Girls Gone Wild videos with minute informercials on every major network. Steve Wynn sued him, but Francis countersued, and then Wynn sued Francis for defamation when he claimed he gave Wynn prostitutes as gifts.