Joe Francis: Happy to Change Prisons

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Bear in mind, the Girls Gone Wild creator is still in prison. But maybe Paris Hilton can relax; it doesn't have to be so bad.

TMZ has learned that Joe Francis was moved last night from his cell in Bay County Jail - which was making him cry "every day," sources said - to a facility in nearby Jackson County, all under the watchful eye of US Marshals.

The federal government, according to sources, is planning to take Francis to Nevada in the next day or so to face tax evasion charges there. So at least Antonella Barba will know where to send that audition tape.

Francis was a no-show in Judge Dee Dee Costello's courtroom this morning, even though he was scheduled to face criminal charges today - of using minors in a sexual performance. An official in the Florida State's Attorney's office tells TMZ that his office has filed a motion with federal judge Richard Smoak to prevent Francis from leaving the state.

So Joe may wish to wipe that smile off this face. His future looks bleaker than that of Kate Bosworth and James Rosseau.

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Joe Francis Biography

Girls Gone Wild creator likes to see girls going wild. Now, though, Joe Francis is stuck in jail and going wild in the bad sense. More »
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It is incomprehensible that Ms. Dupré 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.

Joe Francis [on Ashley Dupre lawsuit]

Shayne has a genuine ‘girl next door’ quality. But she also happens to be very hot.

Joe Francis [on Shayne Lamas]