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    Girls Gone Wild Creator Joe Francis Sentenced to 270 Days in Jail and Three Years Probation

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    Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis was sentenced on Tuesday to 270 days in jail and three years probation stemming from a 2011 incident where he assaulted and falsely imprisoned a woman at his Bel-Air mansion.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Jude Nancy L. Newman also ordered the 40-year-old to complete an anger management course and attend 52 sessions of psychological counseling (one each week).

    Francis was immediately taken into custody after the hearing at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles, but he is expected to be freed on $250,000 bond pending an appeal.

    Back in May of this year, the soft-core porn impresario was convicted on five charges following a two-week trial: one count of assault causing great bodily injury, three counts of false imprisonment and one count of dissuading a witness from reporting.

    Francis told E! News after the conviction: "I have done NOTHING wrong! This is a total joke! It did not happen and that mentally challenged jury should be put in jail!"

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    According to authorities, the three women were celebrating a college graduation at Supper Club in Hollywood on Jan, 29, 2011, when Francis approached them and chatted them up. He later grabbed one of them by the hand and took her to his limo, and the other two women followed suit, believing that they were being driven to their car.

    The foursome was instead driven to Francis' residence, where they got into a physical altercation after the porn honcho tried to pull one of the women away from the others. During the scuffle, Francis grabbed one of the women by the throat and hair and slammed her head into the tile floor several times.

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    Afterward, as the women were being escorted out of the house, Francis threated them if they called police. They subsequently called 911 after getting into a cab that took them back to their parked car, where they were met by police officers.

    The is just the latest legal woe for Francis, who was slapped with a lawsuit earlier this year by the trustee appointed to oversee the bankrupt Girls Gone Wild franchise as it seeks a restraining order.

    In 2009, Francis was taken into federal custody and put under house arrest amid his then-ongoing tax-evasion case. He later plead guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns and was sentenced to one year of probation in addition to paying $249,705 in restitution and a $10,000 fine.

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