Joe Francis: does he always looked coked up in his pictures?
To tell you the truth, and you know this, Francis is synonymous with many more terms than that, but for the sake of decency, I’ll refrain from going further than in a legal sense.
The infamous founder of the video series Girls Gone Wild is no stranger to suing and being sued (or hitting women, but that’s a different topic), but thanks to Madonna, he has taken a legal victory without even having to step foot in a courtroom.
As you may have heard, Joe Francis flipped out over Madonna’s proposed usage of the song title “Girls Gone Wild”, which is the first track on her new album MDNA, due out in March. When word got around she was going to perform the song at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, his lawyers quickly shot off a cease and desist letter, threatening Madge with legal action if she did so.
Seeing she did not perform the song at the football game, and the fact that, upon debuting the track Monday on her website, she had obvious lyric changes along with the title change of “Girl Gone Wild” (no ‘s’), it looks like both Madge and her record label backed down. I guess Francis had too much of a case. That’s too bad because how awesome would it have been to see Francis get his ass handed to him by Madonna, even if just legally.