Joe Francis a badder boy (allegedly)

City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has charged Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis with one count of misdemeanor sexual battery for allegedly touching an 18-year-old woman on the breast, buttocks and inner thigh over her objections at a birthday party here in January. Arraignment is May 22 — I assume that means if Francis is out of the Florida lockup by then. His karma has gone pretty cold since he roughed up journalist Claire Hoffman last year, eh?

Joe's girlfriend at CBS2

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