Joe Francis ought to write a “Book of Excuses”. The creator of Girls Gone Wild is entrepreneur with a great imagination for coming with reasons why he shouldn’t pay his debts or go to jail. He could sell it to all the other sorry sons of bitches who need a canned excuse. Here’s a list of Joe’s whoppers:
On why he wrote off $20 million of phony expenses on his company’s Income taxes. “Mr. Francis says that his internal accountant set him up, filing the 2002 and 2003 tax returns in question for Mantra Films and then blowing the whistle to the I.R.S. with the goal of reaping a bounty for turning in a tax cheat.”
On why he hasn’t paid back Steve Wynn for the $2 million in gambling debts he dropped at the Wynn Casino last year- Mr. Francis contends that Mr. Wynn deceived him into high-stakes gambling, in part by providing prostitutes. Mr. Wynn denies the allegation.
On why he pleaded no contest in March to criminal charges of prostitution and child abuse in Florida-He decided to plea to get out of jail when a fellow inmate killed himself and Mr. Francis saw guards hauling the body.
Mr Francis, who started out with his first venture called Banned From Television, marketing “near snuff films” before he discovered the simplicity of getting young girls to pull up their T-Shirts on camera for free if enough booze was offered. Quite frankly, I doubt that the IRS is going to buy Joe’s latest excuses and if I had to point to a single cretin who embodies all that I despise about the low dishonest exploitative cultural pit that thrives in 2008, it would surely be Joe Francis.