Arrest warrant issued for 'Girls Gone Wild' founder Joe Francis

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Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis has become a wanted man after skipping a court date relating to a recent altercation at his former office in Los Angeles.

The adult filmmaker and reality TV star was taken into custody in May after fighting with a security guard and a member of staff at the Girls Gone Wild headquarters, which he is banned from entering due to a restraining order against him.

He was due to attend a hearing in a California court on Thursday, but he was a no-show, prompting the judge to issue a warrant for his arrest.

Francis is facing a slew of misdemeanour charges, including battery, making criminal threats, trespassing and disobeying a court order, reports TMZ.com.

Bosses at Francis' company filed for bankruptcy last year and the soft porn business was reportedly taken over by a new owner.

 


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