Wow. I didn't know anything about the founder of Girls Gone Wild before I read this piece in the LA Times, but…..in a way, I knew all of this without having to read it.
Tell me which of the characteristics of a psychopathic personality disorder do not apply to this man. It's all there – pathological lying, crippling self-loathing combined with raging narcissism, seductive charm paired with violent rage, an inability to take responsibility for his actions, and the baseless perception that his own bizarre, frightening behavior is appropriate. I think Mr. Joe Francis is a dissertation waiting to happen for some budding criminal psychologists out there.