Let’s say hypothetically, you’re Joe Francis. Many people have alleged that you are misogynistic and abusive to woman, and others have allegedly seen you physically attack women. What’s the best way to change people’s opinions about you? Do not say get into a physical altercation with a woman after she accidentally ran into your door after you opened it into traffic. Complete opposite of what you should be doing. TMZ reports:
The Girls Gone Wild creator was driving his Bentley on Rodeo Drive when his car collided with a female driver. We’re told the two began arguing over who was at fault. Francis tells TMZ … the woman grabbed his cell phone as he attempted to snap photos, and cops say at that point the two engaged in mutual combat. Cops say both suffered minor injuries. Francis says his finger was cut when the woman tried to grab the phone. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the accident occurred as a result of Joe opening his Bentley door into traffic. The other driver then crashed into it.
Look, I know the woman isn’t exactly free of guilt here in this scenario, but I really don’t think an appropriate response to a woman grabbing your cell phone is to go Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots on the poor girl. She probably should not have reached for his cell phone, but I think “getting physical with a woman” might be a tiny bit worse than someone grabbing your phone.