I am a big Gawker fan. I especially love when they take a nice mean jab at Joe Francis and don't pull back no matter what he says or threatens to do. Recently Gawker declared Joe Francis the winner of their douche of the decade contest. I would heartily agree. In their announcement, Gawker called Joe Francis a rapist. Joe was not happy about that and has threatened to sue Gawker for $10M. Threatened being the operative word. Apparently Gawker still has not received anything from any lawyer connected with Joe.
This is the e-mail Joe sent to Gawker after the crowning.
"You messed with the wrong guy. No one makes up lies about me and gets away with it. I lost a $10 million deal as a direct result of you calling me 'a rapist.' You will be paying me every dime of that back and more! Are you mentally retarded? Do your research first. I am coming after you harder than I ever went after anyone. I am going to wipe you off the grid!!!! YOU ARE DONE! I will take everything you have. You, Nick Denton, are truly the douche of the decade. Merry Xmas IDIOT!!!
For the record, Joe has never been convicted of rape. As you know I prefer to call him the convicted child abuser which sounds much worse than rapist and is actually 100% true. Joe was kind enough to send Gawker a recent photograph of himself (above). Probably took it for all his prison friends.