‘Girls Gone Wild’ Founder Accuses CPA of Going Wild

Mantra Films, the company that produces the “Girls Gone Wild” video series, has filed suit against the company’s former CFO, accusing him of conspiring with two other former executives to embezzle millions of dollars.

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Mantra Films owner Joe Francis claims that the tax evasion charges he has faced from the IRS stem from a conspiracy between former CFO Michael Barrett and the company’s former chief technology officer, Roman Pelikh, and vice president of operations Will L’Heureux.