Jayde Nicole’s Rep Says Joe Francis Hit That From Behind

By: Celebuzz / September 1, 2009

Despite Joe Francisprotestations of innocence, Playboy Playmate and Brody Jenner arm candy Jayde Nicole is still insisting that the Girls Gone Wild mogul was the aggressor in their violent altercation at West Hollywood watering hole Guys and Dolls last Friday.

“Jayde Nicole was the victim of a violent assault when she was attacked from behind, thrown down to the ground by her hair and beaten in the face and body in front of multiple witnesses by a person identified as Joe Francis,” Nicole’s rep, Jerry Shandrew, said in a statement on Monday, according to E! Online.

Shandrew adds that his client will remain mum on the matter while the police sort things out.

“Because of the ongoing criminal investigation of Mr. Francis, it will be inappropriate to comment further at this time out of respect for the law enforcement process,” Shandrew stated.

That investigation might be going on for a while, as Nicole and Francis have presented very different version of the evening’s events. Nicole maintains that Francis was harassing a female friend of hers, so she threw a drink in his face, at which point Francis lashed out at her physically.

Francis, meanwhile, insists that he was “cold-cocked” unprovoked by Jenner.

Jayde’s rep Shandrew claims that videotape evidence from the event and hospital records will prove Francis a liar.  “It is the hope of those who love and care about Jayde that Mr. Francis will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Shandrew says.

Let us know in the comments section: Who do you side with in the Jayde Nicole/Joe Francis brouhaha?