Today's News: Our Take - Girls Gone Wild Creator Joe Francis Convicted of Assault

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Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis was convicted of assault stemming from incident at his mansion in in 2011,The Associated Press reports. He was also convicted of three counts of false imprisonment and one count of dissuading a witness from reporting.

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In 2011, three women accused Francis of refusing to let them leave his Hollywood home. One woman claimed Francis had attacked her, grabbing her by the throat and hair and slamming her head into his tile floor multiple times.

Francis maintains his innocence, releasing the following statement to E! News: "I have done NOTHING wrong! This is a total joke! It did not happen and that mentally challenged jury should be put in jail!"

Francis faces up to five years in jail. A sentencing hearing is set for Wednesday.

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