Joe Francis: Jury that convicted him is “mentally fucking retarded” and “should be lined up and shot”
Joe Francis has been found guilty of assault and false imprisonment and could face up to five years in prison. In an interview given after his conviction, Francis was quoted as saying that the jury who handed the verdict down was “mentally fucking retarded” and went on to say that they should all be “lined up and shot”. He has since issued an apology saying he’s not a violent person and that he’ll be appealing his conviction.
Joe Francis, the founder of the infamous Girls Gone Wild brand of videos, was convicted of five misdemeanor charges. The conviction stems from a 2011 incident in which Joe Francis met three girls as a club, took them back to his home, and then reportedly assaulted one of them. He then allegedly kicked all three out of his house and threatened them not to call the police. In an interview given to The Hollywood Reporter after his conviction, Francis lashed out at the jury who had reached the guilty verdict, saying…
I want that jury to know that each and every one of you are mentally fucking retarded and you should be euthanized because, as Darwin said, you have naturally selected yourself. You are the weakest members of the herd. Goodbye! And if that jury wants to convict me because I didn’t show up, which is the only reason why they did, then, you know, they should all be lined up and shot!
At one point in the interview, the Joe Francis was asked about the perception that people have of him. Becoming enraged once again, Francis accused everyone who criticizes him of having a small penis…
You know why I’ve been criticized, why I’ve been brutalized? Anybody who criticizes me, anybody who — it’s just a jealous guy. Everybody who says, ‘Oh, Joe Francis is this’ — look at their penis and tell me if it’s small. Tell me!”
It’s been widely reported my penis is huge, but look, I have nothing to prove.
According to the reporter, Joe Francis then tried to get his girlfriend to vouch for the size of his “huge penis”, but she refused and ran away into another room. After all of this was published two days ago, Francis must realized that coming off as a violently insane person with anger problems and a massive penis would probably not help his appeal. Yesterday, he issued the following apology…
While I disagree with the jury’s verdict as I am completely innocent of the charges and intend to appeal, I was afforded a fair trial, and if I lose at the appellate level, I will reluctantly but fully accept the jury’s verdict. I am not, nor have I ever been a violent person.
I want to apologize to all the jurors, the court, the City Attorney and my attorneys for my comments that were manipulated by the media, and please know I am truly ashamed of my conduct. I am truly, truly sorry.
So, to be clear, even though he thinks all of his jurors should be lined up and executed by a firing squad, Joe Francis wants everyone to understand that he’s really not a violent person. Right. I’m not a lawyer or legal expert of any sort, but I’m thinking that his request to have a new trial will be denied (Francis never even showed up for this trial) and the Girls Gone Wild mogul may be spending some time sitting in a jail cell.
Maybe he can make some friends in prison by telling more stories about his massive penis.