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2011-05-20 04:45:00

LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelli Reichel, a statuesque 19-year-old blonde from Camarillo, California, was named Girls Gone Wild's "Hottest Girl in America" Thursday night on the season finale of the brand's popular HDNet reality television series. Fans voted for their favorite girls throughout a year-long, nationwide search that drew thousands of college-aged contestants, and awarded Kelli the coveted title. In the season finale of "Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the...

2011-04-07 06:47:00

LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After eight days in trial, four of which Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis spent defending himself as his own attorney, a federal jury in a Panama City, Florida courtroom of eight women returned a verdict - and Joe Francis won! Francis won the federal case against him, while the four plaintiffs - who sought to cripple the GGW Empire to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars - got nothing. Francis proclaimed, "I am relieved that I have...

2011-03-31 01:57:00

PANAMA CITY, Fla., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The "parade of victims" continued today in a Panama City, Florida courtroom in the civil case filed by 4 women against Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis. One by one the women took the stand, each reciting a seemingly coached recollection of what allegedly happened to them before, during and after appearing in Girls Gone Wild videos filmed during Spring Break 2002-2003. The victims blamed Francis for every erroneous event that happened in...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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