Joe Francis Caught Red-Handed Assaulting Playmate

New security footage showing Girls Gone Wild founder Jo Francis assaulting Playmate of the Year Jayde Nicole has hit the web, meaning he’s pretty much screwed.

In late August the Girls Gone Wild founder claimed self-defense when he became embroiled in a nightclub altercation with 2008’s Playmate of the Year Jayde Nicole. He claimed she incited the incident after throwing a drink at him. Security video footage unearthed by Radar Online paints a different picture.

The video does shows Nicole pouring a drink on Francis, and then turning away. At this point Francis pushes bar patrons aside and lunges at Nicole. He proceeds to grab her by her hair, “viciously” yanking her to the ground and dragging her across the floor. Nicole, on seeing the footage, has said, "It makes me absolutely cringe."

Nicole received multiple injuries as a result of the bar fight, and is reportedly suffering from a “black eye, swollen face, bruised ribs, sore and bruised abdomen region, bruised arms and legs, ripped-out hair, and utter emotional distress and humiliation." She is suing Francis for assault and battery and seeking $1 million plus punitive damages.

This video may just have cost Francis a fortune. Ouch!

Watch the security footage at Radar Online.

Watch Jayde in Spike's Playmate Show and Tell.

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