Once upon a time, Joe Francis was a slimy creep whose worst crimes against women consisted of making millions by getting college girls drunk enough to coerce them into removing their clothes and doing things they wouldn’t normally do. Oh, and if the rumors are to be believed, he’s probably the one who gave Paris Hilton herpes. But now, you can add woman-beater to that list, after an epic fight at a club in LA last night. Joe punched and kicked former Playboy Playmate Jayde Nicole after she did what every woman in America would love to do – threw a drink in his face. (Personally, I would have kicked him in the balls, but that’s just me.) Because every man knows that an appropriate response to having some liquid thrown in your face is to punch, kick, and throw someone to the ground, right?
Brody Jenner was in an epic fight outside of Guys and Dolls this morning, with Girls Gone Wild honcho Joe Francis.
Jenner just spoke with us by phone. According to Jenner, he and his girlfriend, Jayde Nicole, were at the club celebrating his birthday, when Jayde saw Francis hitting on an ex-girlfriend of his (Francis’), Jenner says “unrelentingly.” Jayde felt he was harassing the woman — whom Jayde and Brody know — and she threw a drink on Francis.
Jenner says Francis then pulled Jayde’s hair, punched her in the face and threw her to the ground and began kicking her. Security broke it up and Francis got dragged away — Brody followed.
Jenner says he started yelling at Francis and both men were ejected from the club.
Outside the club, Jenner says he tried to get back in to see Jayde but security wouldn’t let him. Jenner then saw Joe, punched him in the face, and then someone tased him and he fell to the ground.
Francis left the scene. The cops — who say a call came in at 2:46 AM for battery — came but no one was arrested.
Jayde tells TMZ she will press charges against Francis.
Jayde has a black and blue cheek, her face is swollen, she has a bruised left rib and her lower abdomen is sore. Some of her hair also got pulled out.
UPDATE: Brody put the following message on his Twitter: “Joe Francis beat up my lady this morning for no reason! Pulled her to the ground, punched & kicked her..what does that say about him. How can you call yourself a man when you beat up a girl?? Joe Francis is a piece of sh*t. Joe Francis needs to be in jail!!!”
Is anyone really surprised that Joe Francis would physically assault a woman? After all, he has built an empire out of treating them like objects, so this is the next logical step. And I never thought I would say this about Brody Jenner, but he gets big points for stepping in. I wonder who exactly tased Jenner- perhaps one of Joe’s security thugs?
Here’s Brody Jenner and Jayde Nicole going shopping at the Apple store in Hollywood on Monday. Header of Joe Francis from April 22nd. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .