“Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis claims his wife “kidnapped” their twin daughters in Mexico and ignored court orders allowing him to see them, but his lawyer hit back Wednesday saying his client had total and temporary custody.
Francis, 45, posted on Instagram on December 25 that “Santa Claus came today from the North Pole” to deliver gifts to Alexandria and Athena, both 7 years old, but then he was “so sad when he found out you had been kidnapped and not here at @casaaramara [Casa Aramara resort]. ‘
Francis, who was arrested in August for domestic violence, made sure to mark the Casa Aramara resort he built in the Mexican resort town of Punta de Mita, near Puerto Vallarta.
Abbey Wilson (left) claims her husband Joe Francis has kicked her out of his home and refuses to provide financial support to raise their seven-year-old twins
An attorney for Joe Francis’ ex-wife Abbey Wilson said she had full and temporary custody of the couple’s twin daughters, Athena and Alexandra.
Celebrity site TMZ reported on Wednesday that Francis had not seen his seven-year-old twin daughters since before the holidays, which he said violated a court order.
The report goes on to cite unspecified court documents that claim the mother is violent and the trio are living with another man at an unknown address in Mexico.
The site’s sources said the mother, Abbey Wilson, 33, who Francis met in a “Find America’s Hottest Girls” contest in 1997, could be charged with kidnapping – which her attorney said. then refuted.
Ronald Richards later told the Daily Mail that Francis had been “physically and verbally abusive” and that the mother had “full and temporary custody”.
He said the de facto couple are currently arranging custody visits for Francis, but it has taken some time to work out the details as they live five hours apart.
“The kidnapping charge is just ridiculous,” Richards said. “If someone hurts you physically, you move out and you don’t give them your address. ”
Wilson’s attorney also claimed that Francis had not provided financial support for over a year.
The couple lived in the resort town of Francis, near Puerto Vallarta, because they have an outstanding arrest warrant in the United States based on a bankruptcy case, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In August, Francis was arrested for domestic violence after allegedly becoming verbally and physically abusive after an anonymous woman refused to inject him with vitamins.
Richards said Wilson was that woman.
When she refused to get too close to him, he started yelling at her that she was a “bad b ****” and a “w ****” he hoped was rotten.
Francis told the woman he was chasing her from Casa Aramara when she tried to get away from him, according to a report from The Sun.
He told her that she did not care about him, but that she would care now because “she is also infected”, according to the report. Francis had tested positive for COVID-19, according to the report.
Francis allegedly stepped on his head and put his full weight on his body, twisting his neck and spitting in his face again, before telling him to leave the house.
He then pulled her into the hallway, bouncing her head on the floor, according to the report.
Francis was arrested and jailed for the incident until September 8, but the charges were ultimately dropped after the victim issued a forgiveness statement and agreed to undergo psychological treatment.
Francis and Wilson have both complained bitterly about each other and their parenting styles on social media. Pictured: Francis with his daughters
Wilson said on his Instagram account that the marriage was anything but happy.
“We live in fear every day. My ex hasn’t provided financial support for over a year, he’s not helping them with their education, medical bills, housing, food or ANYTHING, ”she wrote on November 6.
“He stole our house, ALL of our clothes and personal effects, he stole our car from my parking lot and made it clear that I am not safe in Mexico. I have no doubts that the Mexican government, the judges and various people who are working hard to oversee our case will do the right thing. No one should ever have to go through this. I will be posting my story soon and sharing (which I am legally allowed to share) to protect myself and my children.
Francis also expressed his custody issues on social media.
“I hope this ordeal will be over soon for you,” he posted on November 20. “I can’t imagine what your mother did to you. It’s so sad what she did to you. It’s time for you to come home now.
DailyMail.com contacted Francis and Wilson.
Abbey Wilson took to Instagram to complain about husband Joe Francis
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