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'Girls Gone Wild' Producer Says He Was Abused in Jail

Joe Francis, the producer of the "Girls Gone Wild" video series, said he was abused by guards at an Oklahoma jail, which can be read in The Oklahoman and CNN.

Francis said guards denied him food and blankets and threatened to tie him naked to a chair for 48 hours.

He was at Grady County jail in Oklahoma for two weeks, while being moved from Florida to Nevada to await a federal tax evasion trial.

Shane Wyatt, the Grady County jail administrator, said Francis was not treated any differently than any other inmate.

Francis has been jailed because one of his "Girls Gone Wild" videos made in 2003 featured a 17-year-old participating in sex acts and because he yelled at a lawyer during a hearing. He has decided not to post bail in Reno while awaiting his tax evasion trial.