Joe Francis' legal woes are far from over. The hooker from the Elliot Spitzer scandal, Ashley Dupré is suing the 'Girls Gone Wild' creator for "illegally exploited Dupré's name, picture, voice and likeness in a number of deceptive advertising campaigns and on Web sites," People magazine reports.
Dupré claims that Francis' reps approached her while she was vacationing in Florida in 2003, got her drunk, and convinced her to take her top off for the cameras. She was 17 at the time.
She's now seeking $10 million dollars in damages.
Francis is still fighting charges in Florida for allegedly filming underage girls in Panama City. He claims that the girls he taped all lied about their age. Well duh, they were drunk and naked and you had a video camera! We say throw his ass back in the pokey. No one missed him anyway.
Joe Francis' response to Dupré's claims:
"We were very surprised and in fact amazed today that Ms. Dupré filed a lawsuit against Girls Gone Wild. We have not publicly released any new video of Ms. Dupré, due to corporate policy of not using footage of individuals younger than 18. It is incomprehensible that Ms. Dupré could claim she did not give her consent to be filmed by Girls Gone Wild, when in fact we have videotape of her giving consent, while showing her identification. We did in fact offer Ashley via her New York attorney $1 Million to host and promote various Girls Gone Wild activities - She refused this offer and in fact if she'd like to reconsider, we'd be happy to discuss. She should keep in mind, it's considerably more than the Governor of New York paid her, and our activities aren't illegal," said Joe Francis, CEO of Girls Gone Wild.