GIRLS GONE WILD creator JOE FRANCIS has been hit with another lawsuit - this time from a woman who worked at a call centre for his adult movie series. According to TMZ.com, Tranae Hammond filed a sexual assault suit in July (07), claiming she was the victim of sexual harassment by a supervisor named Ron. Francis has denied the ex-employee's claims, and insists Hammond was a troublesome worker who was let go because of several instances of tardiness. He was jailed earlier this year (07) for using steamy video footage showing two 17-year-olds in the shower but the teenagers dropped their case after further video evidence contradicted the girls' claims of unauthorised use.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.