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If Joe Francis wants more bed rest, he can have it.
A day after being taken into federal custody for showing up five hours late to court, the Girls Gone Wild entrepreneur was put under house arrest until at least Feb. 11, the date of the next hearing pertaining to his tax-evasion case.
Francis, who arrived in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles yesterday at about 1:30 p.m. and was subsequently arrested, has attributed his tardiness to a bad case of the flu and his arrest to a big misunderstanding.
"I was sick with the flu yesterday and I showed up a few hours late to court," he told E! News Tuesday. "I turned myself in and they held me over night and released me today. I have a note from the doctor and everything is worked out."