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Finally, the stars have aligned to grant justice for all the ills committed by Girls Gone Wild honcho Joe Francis, who is currently on the run from the law. There are many known (and I'm sure closeted) reasons that Joe is the devil incarnate, but this time he's refusing to surrender to U.S. marshals on a contempt citation. As reported on

U.S. District Judge Richard Smoak ordered Joe Francis into custody after settlement negotiations soured in a lawsuit brought by seven women who were minors when Francis’ company filmed them on Panama City Beach.

The 34-year-old Francis, who makes an estimated $29 million a year through the videos of girls exposing their breasts, drew the contempt order Wednesday after lawyers for the women said Francis threatened them during negotiations.

And while we're discussing weird Joe Francis social circles:

  • You agree that dating Paris Hilton is a crime, right?
  • Why in the world would Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn vacation in Mexico with Joe Frances?

Feel like you can handle reading more about Joe? Read this 'interesting' LA Times interview with him.