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Did the Internet Kill “Girls Gone Wild”?

March 1, 2013 in Blogs

By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon.com



 

When the world is tired of sloppy drunk chicks taking off their tops for trucker hats, it is tired of itself. World, we must be damn weary. The Joe Francis “Girls Gone Wild” empire has filed for bankruptcy protection.

I’m sure you’re absolutely heartbroken over what will happen to the man who’s made a living finding young women whose judgment is deeply impaired and coercing them into acts that range from a flash of boobies to reportedly losing their virginity to him. Across the nation, women everywhere are so sad, they’re leaving their shirts on and can’t even muster a single, forlorn “whooooooo.”

There was a time, just a few years ago, when Francis seemed to have the Midas touch, a moment when everything in his path turned into nipples and girl-on-girl makeout sessions. Francis was said to have been worth $150 million, and his future looked like it would continue to be more of the same. After all, what’s a more reliable moneymaker than youth and poor decision-making?

But we’re not living in the infomercial era anymore. And Francis has seen his share of troubles in recent years, including a string of legal woes, most notably courtesy of Steve Wynn and his multiple lawsuits against him. The Las Vegas entrepreneur says Francis now owes him close to $30 million: a $2 million original gambling debt, and the awards of a defamation and slander suit against Francis. Francis’ bankruptcy protection filing also mentions other claims against the company, including a $5.8 million one from a woman who says “the company used naked images of her without her permission.” You’ve got to sell a lot of “naked and hot amateurs” to pay that kind of tab.

In his disclosure of the filing Thursday, Francis put on a typically festive face. “The only reason ‘Girls Gone Wild’ has elected to file for this reorganization is to restructure its frivolous and burdensome legal affairs,” he said in a statement. “This Chapter 11 filing will not affect any of ‘Girls Gone Wild’s’ domestic or international operations. Just like American Airlines and General Motors, it will be business as usual for ‘Girls …read more
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