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Joe Francis swears the Jayde Nicole thing was self-defense



You knew Joe Francis was so classy that he'd have to respond to surveillance video of him apparently manhandling former Playboy Playmate of the Year Jayde Nicole at L.A. nightclub Guys and Dolls. And his response? Hey, I had to do that.

“The footage clearly shows Nicole instigating the incident, waiting to hit Francis in the back of the head and then pour her drink down his back, thereby committing two counts of battery on Francis,” Joe's lawyer Cyrus Nownejad said in a press release on RadarOnline. Cy also says that with no audio, you can't hear her say "I'm going to kill you." Like you can hear anything in a noisy club (watch it above).

“My client grabbed Nicole’s hair in self-defense to restrain her from further assaults against him and to protect himself against her horrendous threat," Francis' lawyer said. Horrendous threats? Like getting a shot glass of vodka poured on him? Does that really require grabbing a 117-pound model from behind and dragging her to the floor by her hair? We think not.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:00am]


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