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Monday 1 September 2014

Fury as Girls Gone Wild Europe-bound

THE Girls Gone Wild show -- in which young drunk women are encouraged to strip and perform sex acts on camera -- is causing a storm of protest as it heads over the Atlantic

The franchise has become a phenomenon in the US and features girls exposing themselves in return for free T-shirts.

Complaints are growing after it emerged that a Girls Gone Wild tour bus was on the way to Britain.

It is thought the makers will aim their cameras at Newcastle's party areas.

A group of MPs is calling on the British Home Secretary to ban the film makers from the country.

Girls Gone Wild, set up by 38-year-old Californian millionaire Joe Francis, has sparked widespread controversy in the States.

In 2008 Francis was convicted on child abuse and prostitution charges after pleading no contest to a set of charges.

The MPs say Girls Gone Wild "approaches young women, many of them intoxicated, in public places, and encourages them to expose their breasts, simulate sex acts and have sex on camera in exchange for merchandise."

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