Joe Francis Represents Himself, Triumphs in Federal Court - Joe Represents Himself, Triumphs in Federal CourtAfter eight days of trial in a federal courtroom that saw tears, fireworks and a compelling performance in which he initially served as his own lawyer, Joe won a resounding victory against four women who had sued him for millions of dollars for damages they claimed to have suffered after appearing in a Girls Gone Wild video. The girls, all of whom lied about their ages in order to participate in the filming, blamed Joe and Girls Gone Wild for every bad thing that happened to them in the eight years since the brief filming took place. In carefully rehearsed performances, the girls cried on the witness stand as they admitted to dropping out of school, using drugs, losing jobs and becoming involved with abusive boyfriends – all, they said, as a result of being on Girls Gone Wild. But Joe, acting as his own attorney, skillfully took the girls’ cases apart. After eight days of trial, the jury awarding the plaintiffs exactly nothing, and Joe won the case, making national headlines. “We have never lost a jury trial,” Joe said, “And we never will.”