Joe Francis, Ashley Dupre

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Joe Francis is looking to use Ashley Dupré's notorious profession to his advantage once again.

The Girls Gone Wild founder's legal camp has subpoenaed the aspiring singer who's far better known for being the call girl caught up in the Eliot Spitzer scandal, reportedly because they want her to detail her experiences as a prostitute.

Dupré sued Francis in April for $10 million, accusing him of exploiting her image after her exploits made her a household name, and apparently, Francis is looking to discredit Dupré before her suit against him ever reaches a jury.

"Now that we are calling on her to testify under oath, the world will learn the real truth about Ashley Dupré," Francis told TMZ.

Meanwhile, Dupré's attorney, Don Buchwald, said, "To the extent her testimony is needed, she will of course comply with whatever the rules are in Florida courts."

After offering Dupré money to party GGW-style just days after the Spitzer story broke, Francis and his producers unearthed footage shot of her during spring break 2003, when she was in Florida to celebrate her 18th birthday.

In promoting the serendipitous find, Francis said Dupré had signed a release form before going Wild. And in response to reports that she was underage when the video was shot, Francis said her actions were mild enough to avoid being classified as illegal.

Dupré's lawsuit claims she "did not understand the magnitude of her actions, nor that her image and likeness would be displayed in videos and DVDs."

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