Joe Francis Found Guilty in Assault Case

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'Girls Gone Wild' founder Joe Francis is facing five years behind bars after a Los Angeles jury found him guilty of assault.

Following a two week trial, he was convicted on five charges: one count of assault causing great bodily injury, 3 counts of imprisonment and one count of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime.  A hearing to schedule his sentencing is set for Wednesday.

Joe, 40, met three women at the Supper Club in Hollywood in 2011, where they were celebrating a college graduation.  He invited them  back to his L.A. home and then refused to let them leave.  One woman accused him of choke-slamming her head into a tile floor.

Francis' company, GGW Brands LLC, filed for bankruptcy in February after years of legal troubles.  The corporation listed more than $16 million in disputed claims.

The above photo was posted on Joe's Twitter page in February with the caption, "The Rumors of my Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated."

Perhaps he spoke too soon...

Photo Credit: Twitter