Joe Francis Sorry For ‘Retarded’ Jury Remark

05.27.13 5 years ago 13 Comments

Last week, Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis was found guilty of three misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment, one misdemeanor count of assault and one misdemeanor count of dissuading a witness in regard to a 2011 incident in which he brought three girls home from a night club and things got, um, wild. Francis, who chose not to show up to court, maintains his innocence and has already claimed that he will appeal this verdict, which could (but won’t) land him five years in prison.

But instead of laying low and letting his lawyers do their thing, Francis granted the Hollywood Reporter an exclusive interview last week, and while he initially refused to discuss the specifics of that 2011 evening, he eventually opened up about everything, including his feelings about the jury that just found him guilty.

“I want that jury to know that each and every one of you are mentally f–ing retarded and you should be euthanized because, as Darwin said, you have naturally selected yourself,” he shouts. “You are the weakest members of the herd. Goodbye! And if that jury wants to convict me because I didn’t show up, which is the only reason why they did, then, you know, they should all be lined up and shot!”

Geez, Joe. Tell us how you really feel. He also claimed that his critics only hate him because they have tiny penises and he has a massive dong, which we all know is the mark of a true man. But while he’s not sorry about his giant manhood, he is sorry about that whole “retarded” thing.

All that was publicized were my most intemperate remarks that were borne out of frustration but with no intent to cause anyone harm. I am not, nor have I ever been a violent person.”

I want to apologize to all the jurors, the court, the City Attorney and my attorneys for my comments that were manipulated by the media, and please know I am truly ashamed of my conduct. I am truly, truly sorry. I hope everyone will understand I was not being serious and that I fully and deeply apologize for my remarks. (Via UPI)

I don’t necessarily know that he understands what the word “manipulated” means, because his words were captured on video and he seemed pretty serious. But maybe there was another five hours of video of Francis explaining that “mentally f-ing retarded” is the highest compliment that he could pay a person and he only wants people lined up and shot so they can go to heaven and be amongst the other angels.

I’ve gotta give the guy the benefit of the doubt, I guess. After all, he is partially responsible for my favorite GIF.

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