Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Girl Gone Really, Really Annoyed

Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the "Kristen" of the Eliot Spitzer affair, has sued Joe Francis, the founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" empire for ten million dollars, for misappropriation and unfair business practices, and also claiming she was underage and under the influence of alcohol when she gave her consent to be filmed five years ago. Said Mr. Francis, "It is incomprehensible that Ms. Dupre 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." He had offered Ms. Dupre one million dollars to appear in a video for his company before one of his employees discovered they already had film of her from 2003. Mr. Francis just finished some time behind bars for putting other underage girls on film in Florida. Read more here.

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