Media Joe Francis Orders You to Hate Him
posted by March 26 at 9:51 AMon
After a year behind bars in Florida and Nevada, Girls Gone Wild! founder Joe Francis is again a free man (though still facing charges of tax evasion in Nevada).
While in jail, Francis tried to soften his public profile via MeetJoeFrancis.com, featuring baby pictures, tasteful fonts, and lists of Francis-sponsored charities.
Francis says jail is totally different from what he’d expected from movies. He’s seen only one fight and hasn’t heard of any sexual assaults. “Nothing will ever happen to me in jail. I’m a god. I’m the cool Girls Gone Wild guy. I’m revered. I’m a rock star,” he says. Still, he avoids the other inmates, often going a week without talking to one. “The one thing I fear is one of these fucking people showing up at my house. I’m a different class. They’re dumb. They’re the people you see on Cops. Those are the people you see in jail.”
His enemies list has grown as he sits in jail, and it was recently expanded to include Access Hollywood reporter Maria Menounos, who did an interview Francis didn’t like. “She called me the ‘ever defiant Joe Francis,’” he howls. “Fuck yeah, I’m defiant! It’s like that defiant Rosa Parks won’t give up her seat. Fuck you, Maria. The ever defiant Nelson Mandela just can’t stand apartheid. The ever defiant Martin Luther King. The ever defiant Jesus Christ. You fucking stupid whore. If I saw Maria Menounos, I’d punch her in the face.”