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Spitzer Girl Dupre Suing 'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Joe Francis
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By Max Williams
Published on 04/29/2008
 
Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the call girl that was involved in the scandal involving former Governor Spitzer, is now suing 'Girls Gone Wild' founder, Joe Francis. The lawsuit focuses around Francis using Dupre's name and image without her consent.

Francis Legal Troubles Mounting
Joe Francis, the founder of 'Girls Gone Wild may have built himself an empire through his creation, but his legal troubles are starting to mount. On Monday, a lawsuit was filed in Miami by none other than former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's call girl, Ashley Dupre.

Dupre is suing Francis claiming that he illegally has used her name and her images to promote his series, without her consent. She is suing him for $10 million.

Francis does possess contracts that were signed by Dupre, but she is contending that the video used of her was shot when she was seventeen. That would make he a minor, and not able to sign a legal contract.

Her lawyer is contending that she "did not understand the magnitute of her actions, nor that her image and likeness would be displayed in videos and DVD's."

Francis will add this to the growing list of legal battles he must endure. He is currently dealing with civil suits by other underage models, and also with IRS audits that have already landed him in jail.