Joe Francis: 'Girls Gone Wild' founder says jury 'should be euthanized' over conviction

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"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis has finally broken his silence about his recent conviction of assault and false imprisonment, and it's not pretty. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Francis lashes out at the jury for being "stupid" and "retarded" for convicting him.

"I want that jury to know that each and every one of you are mentally f***ing retarded and you should be euthanized because, as Darwin said, you have naturally selected yourself," he shouts. "You are the weakest members of the herd. Goodbye! And if that jury wants to convict me because I didn't show up, which is the only reason why they did, then, you know, they should all be lined up and shot!"

Francis continues, "The problem with the jury system is that anyone who's not smart enough to come with an excuse to get out of jury duty doesn't get out. Only the stupidest of the stupidest people end up on juries, you know? I've never met a smart person who's done jury duty."

Francis has a long list of legal troubles in his past -- imprisonment, tax evasion, assault, filming underage women -- but he claims that he's had so many problems because people are just jealous of him.

"You know why I've been criticized, why I've been brutalized?" he says. "Anybody who criticizes me, anybody who -- it's just a jealous guy. Everybody who says, 'Oh, Joe Francis is this' -- look at their penis and tell me if it's small. Tell me!"

As for his present legal troubles where three women say he imprisoned them in 2011, Francis argues that he's not at fault.

"All I did was do a nice thing," he says, claiming he simply invited them home after meeting them in Hollywood. "It just proves that any celebrity in Hollywood should never give a ride home to any girls. I mean, there were 20 people in the afterparty. They [say they] got their head slammed on a tile floor and they were imprisoned here for hours. They said it was here on the tile floor. I don't see any tile right here. Now you've been here for hours. Have you been imprisoned?"

He adds, "It's a misdemeanor, anyways. Look, at the most, I could get 90 days of anger management. That's the maximum."

According to THR, the maximum actually could be five years in prison, though that's unlikely. But why all the hoopla? "Because they're reporters, and they're a**holes, of course," Francis says.

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