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'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Joe Francis Behind Bars


“Extra” has learned “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis was arrested in Florida on Tuesday.

According to People magazine, the U.S. Marshal's Office in Panama City, Fla., arrested the 34-year-old millionaire at the Panama City airport early Tuesday morning on a warrant seeking his arrest for criminal contempt of court.

He is currently being held at the Bay County Jail.

Although his attorneys released a statement saying Francis was on his way to voluntarily turn himself in, the arrest was carried out by airport police who recognized him before he could present himself to the Marshal's Office.

A judge ordered Francis' arrest last week after he reportedly changed the terms of a settlement deal stemming from a 2003 lawsuit in which seven women accused him of victimizing them by filming them in sexual situations while they were on spring break in Panama City.

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