Well, Joe Francis just got sentenced for five misdemeanors including 1 count of assault, 3 counts of false imprisonment, and 1 count of dissuading a witness from reporting. Of course before sentencing Francis tried to get the sentence thrown out for prosecutorial misconduct. That was denied. Then before sentencing his attorney said that his Francis was not going to express remorse because he doesn’t concede that he did anything wrong. (I paraphrase but that was the gist of what I heard) His lawyer also said that his brand and his public image is not who he is. If I were the judge, this statement by Francis’s lawyer would be pissing me off. Basically Joe is misunderstood and pure as the driven snow. His attorney asks for probation, anger management classes and counseling.
The prosecutors bring up past charges against Francis. He mentions a case that was dropped after the victim left the state. In that case he allegedly inappropriately touched a woman repeatedly against her will. In 2008 there were child abuse charges. Another instance when he was out with Abbey and Francis grabbed another girl by the hair and pushed her to the floor. Then he listed some incidents where Francis dragged Abbey out of a bar where she was with someone else. Abbey has filed charges on Joe more than once. Abbey is sitting directly behind him in the court room. This list of violent charges is scary. He also has given interviews saying he had done nothing wrong. Joe called the jury who found him guilty retarded and jealous of him. Joe said all of the jurors should be killed. Joe is insane, y’all. He also made statements to the press that he was convicted on misdemeanors which are “just like traffic tickets.” The prosecution asks for a year on each charge to be run consecutively a 5K fine and that he be deemed a danger to the community.
Francis was convicted of five misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident that began at the Supper Club in Hollywood on January 29, 2011. Joe apparently took a liking to a girl who was out with two of her friends to celebrate their college graduation. When the girls left the club, Joe took one of them by the hand and walked her to his limo. The other two girls followed under the assumption that he was giving them a lift to their car.d.
Instead, Francis took the women to his house and held them against their will. One of the women was assaulted when Francis attempted to separate one from the other two. Francis grabbing one of the women by the hair and throat and slammed her head into the tile floor. The women had problems getting cell reception at the location and had no idea how to tell a cab or anyone else where they were. Francis also had a co-defendant to allegedly assisted in the false imprisonment of the women.
Francis will spend a total of 270 days in the county click and was given three years probation. The judge also ordered a psychological evaluation and weekly visits with a psychiatrist. The judge also sentenced him to ANGER MANAGEMENT classes. As you recall, Francis was the only person who refused to participate in the anger management classes on Couples Therapy because he was afraid it would be shown on The Soup and he would look bad. The judge was adamant that Joe has serious anger problems that must be addressed. Joe was all smiles as he was lead out of the court in handcuffs to be booked. However, for reasons I don’t quite get, there was a bond set at 250K and he will bail out today. I guess it is one of those Hollywood things where you get to look at your calendar and decide what 270 days are the most convenient for you to do your time. SMH. Who will make his bed for him in the big house?
Sorry if this was disjointed there were lots of problems with the livefeeds.