• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

'Girls Gone Wild' creator charged in assault

August 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
"Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis is denying charges he attacked a woman he met at a Hollywood club.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed several misdemeanor charges Tuesday against Francis and his chauffeur.

Francis allegedly drove with three women home in his limousine from a Hollywood nightclub, refused to let them leave and then slammed one woman's head on the floor repeatedly during a struggle.

The district attorney declined to file felony charges, so the city attorney stepped in.