June 5, 2021 | 6:04pm | Updated June 5, 2021 | 6:05pm
“Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis with Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian in 2008.
Francis was accused of grabbing a woman by the neck and spitting at her to give her COVID-19, a day after he was reportedly diagnosed with the illness.
The incident occurred on August 1, 2020, at Francis’ luxurious home in Punta Mita, according to Mexican court documents obtained by the Sun.
According to the court papers, a fight started between the alleged victim and Francis when he reportedly asked her to inject him with vitamins but she refused to get too close to him.
Francis screamed and cursed at the woman, told her he was kicking her out of the house, then grabbed her by the right arm and then the neck and spit in her face, the Sun said.
He then allegedly stepped on her head and part of her body. The injuries to the victim reportedly took two weeks to heal.
Francis was taken into custody under what is called a preventative detention on August 13. He was released Sept. 8 after the victim allegedly “issued her forgiveness.”
The charges were dropped on the condition that Joe attend six months of psychological therapy, which police claimed he has completed, the Sun said.
The Girls Gone Wild founder was previously arrested and charged with three counts of false imprisonment, one count of assault causing great bodily injury and one count of dissuading a witness following an incident in 2011.