Judge to Joe Francis: “No Libel Lawsuit for You!”

Sorry, Joe Francis; you’re going to have to work a lot harder to prove that someone besides yourself has damaged your reputation.

The Girls Gone Wild mogul suffered yet another legal setback on Friday, when a judge tossed out part of Francis’ lawsuit against Playboy Playmate Jayde Nicole, following an August altercation between the two at Guys and Dolls nightclub in West Hollywood.

Francis had been seeking slander and libel damages, claiming that Nicole had told a TMZ cameraman shortly after the incident that he had punched and kicked her, but the judge said no dice on Friday, ruling that Francis couldn’t prove that Nicole knowingly made false statements.

The two are still suing each other for assault and battery.