$500K Arrest Warrant Out for “Girls Gone Wild” Founder

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"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis had a $500,000 warrant for his arrest Friday after he skipped a scheduled appearance in court the same day, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.

Francis was scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges from an incident in May, during which he allegedly disobeyed a court order to stay away from "Girls Gone Wild" headquarters as part of last year's bankruptcy filing, City Attorney Spokesman Frank Mateljan said.

During that incident, Francis allegedly got into a physical altercation with a trustee on the business and a security guard, Mateljan said.

Francis spent one night in jail and is accused of making criminal threats, trespassing and disobeying a court order, Mateljan said.
 

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