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Joe Francis is accused of assault by a female - what else is new - but insists he never laid a hand on a girl who says he got physical with her at his mansion.

He says surveillance cameras will prove him right, too, as video captured a three-woman altercation at his home back in January - and he wasn't involved.

According to Francis, two of the girls were fighting each other and all three were escorted outta there for being unruly. There was no attack by Joe, period.

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The ladies told the police that Francis grabbed one of them by the throat and hair, and slammed her head into the tiled floor of his house - more than once.

Francis was charged with one count of battery causing great bodily injury, but has fought it all the way, saying there isn't even a tiled floor near the scene.

Regardless, Pacific Community Police Station officials tell E! News he was booked on a misdemeanor false imprisonment charge and released today.

The City Attorney who charged Francis at the time is currently prepping to run for D.A., and Joe believes that the entire case is politically motivated.

It may very well be. He may very well be innocent. He remains a sleaze, however. Like it or not, that's not going to help his credibility very much.

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Matt Hardy, a former WWE star known for his high-flying arsenal of moves, has been arrested for making a mistake on the ground. Namely: driving while intoxicated.

The wrestler smashed his Corvette into a tree in North Carolina in Saturday and was subsequent taken into custody because authorities believed he was drunk. We're awaiting the toxicology report, but Hardy's mug shot practically renders it unnecessary...

Matt Hardy Mug Shot

Hardy, who teamed with brother Jeff to form one of the most exciting tag teams in WWE history, had been working for TNA Wrestling. Sources say he's been let go following this incident, however,

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Redundantly named rapper Rich Rick claims Lil Wayne ripped off his property, the beat behind Weezy's moving, tender single "How to Love."

Now he's out for some legal payback.

Rick filed a lawsuit earlier this week claiming he purchased several master recordings between 2006 and 2009 - including the beat now appearing on LW's "How to Love" - from a group of rap producers called Drummer Boyz.

Rick claims that the Boyz went on to pitch the beat to Lil Wayne in 2010, and that Weezy acquired it in exchange for a cut of the royalties.

The song's a hit and Rick's suing both Weezy and the Drummer Boyz, plus others involved, for everything from breach of contract to fraud.

Weezy has also been accused of stealing "Bedrock."

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The Man with the Golden Voice is now the man with a legal beef.

Ted Williams, the homeless individual who skyrocketed to fame because of his deep voice (click play, below) has filed a lawsuit against three men he claims ripped him off.

Referring to Zev Suissa, Randy Thomas and Joe Cipriano as the defendants, the suit states this threesome took advantage of Ted's status an alcoholic. He signed a deal with them that Williams now says was "one-sided, onerous, burdensome, non-negotiated and blatantly unfair." It gave them a wad of his cash.

Williams, who re-entered rehab in May and hasn't been heard from since, wants a judge to void the contract.

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Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. - who were convicted of murdering three Boy Scouts in 1993 and who have come to be known as "The West Memphis 3" - were released today after serving 18 years in prison.

In an odd, legal twist, the trio entered a plea of guilty in court... and were subsequently set free.

West Memphis 3 Mug Shots

The case grew in stature and publicity over the last few years, as new DNA evidence came to light that cast doubt on the conviction. Two documentaries were made about the West Memphis 3, with celebrities such as Eddie Vedder and Natalie Maines insisting on a retrial, and even showing up in court today.

The families of two of the victims even joined forces with the defense, proclaiming that Echols, Baldwin and Misskelley Jr. were innocent.

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Details regarding the life and recent death of Russell Armstrong continue to pour forth, with the latest report painting this reality star in a disturbingly negative light.

According to a TMZ insider, just prior to filming on season two of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Russell struck Taylor Armstrong so hard that he fractured her cheek bones and sent her to the hospital. The injuries, and subsequent photos, were "horrific," this source states.

Taylor Armstrong, Kyle Richards and Camille Grammer

Taylor Armstrong, Kyle Richards and Camille Grammer are all smiles in this photo. But a new report sheds light on their private pain.

Unsure how to handle the situation - would Bravo fire her for appearing uncooperative if she didn't show up for filming? - Taylor reportedly confided in Camille Grammer and Kyle Richards. She then told Russell about this conversation with her castmates.

The Bravo mole says he reacted by emailing Camille a "very threatening" message that contained "the rantings of a lunatic."

Taylor's bruises and breaks, meanwhile, required weeks to heal, delaying production on the series. Now, the actual premiere has been pushed back as the network wonders what to do about Russell's suicide.

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Graphic photos found on the camera of a man Robyn Gardner was with have deepened the mystery surrounding the Maryland woman's disappearance.

Robyn was supposed to be in Orlando with her parents - or so she told her boyfriend, Richard Forester. In reality, she went on a vacation to Aruba.

Now the 35-year-old is missing and presumed dead. Gary Giordano, a 50-year-old Maryland businessman with a disturbing past, remains in custody.

Robyn Gardner Picture

The mystery has only deepened as authorities in Aruba begin releasing details from the investigation, such as images that are "beyond pornographic."

No other information about the photos has been revealed, and it's still not known exactly when the pictures - on Gary Giordano's camera - were taken.

It is also difficult to determine whether the acts are consensual, says Julia Renfro, editor-in-chief of Aruba Today, the island's English language daily.

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Andy Dick may have hit a new low, which is saying something.

The alleged comedian went off on an anti-Semitic rant this week, railing against Howard Stern of all people while visiting the Greg Fitzsimmons Show.

So what exactly did Dick say? You really won't believe it.

On Fitzsimmons' show, Dick spewed that the radio legend was a "shallow, money-grubbing Jew" with a "big fat hook nose." Yup, that's verbatim.

Dick's vitriol apparently stemmed from Stern not going to bat for him when his own Sirius satellite radio show was canceled a few years back.

"For two years I did the show, never got a cent, and I'm not complaining about that. I'm just saying the Jew facts. I never got paid," Dick said. "I have no problem with his big, fat, hook nose, and his money-grubbing miserly Jewishness."

Stern, as you might expect, was not thrilled ...

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The autopsy results are in and the coroner has made it official: Russell Armstrong died by "hanging and the final manner of death is suicide."

But why? Why did the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong take his own life? It's a question that will never have an answer, but two theories have emerged:

The Armstrongs

1. Money problems. Russell was facing a $1.5 million lawsuit, had no assets to his name and told People weeks before his death: "It got really overwhelming. When you get a TV show involved and all the pressure, it just takes it to a whole new level."

2. A tell-all book was reportedly on the way, according to Radar Online, that would have exposed Russell as a bisexual.

"There were people on the record that were going to talk about the kind of sex he liked," a source said. "He was into S&M type stuff; choking, rough-housing and slapping."

We hate to gossip in such a manner about the dead, but at times like this, it's hard not to wonder. Bravo, meanwhile, might delay the premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as it considers all options in dealing with this tragedy.

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Stuck on an Air France flight yesterday, Gerard Depardieu reportedly gave new meaning to the term pissed off.

The French actor was on the runway in Paris, headed for Dublin, when he really had to use the bathroom, a witness tells TMZ. But the flight attendance told the former Green Card star he'd have to wait 15 minutes until the flight was safely in the air.

In response? He unzipped and urinated all over the aisle.

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The plane was forced to return the gate, as the crew needed two hours to clean up the actor's mess. Depardieu may face charges for the act.

No word yet from his rep, or from the passengers in the vicinity of his steam.

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