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Girls Gone Wild Party House Visited by LAPD

Updated with more details at the bottom. First posted at 3:56 p.m.

Cops today responded to a disturbance at a Hollywood Hills home being used by the producers of Girls Gone Wild, possibly for a photo shoot, police told LA Weekly.

Neighbors phoned authorities this afternoon to complain of a loud party-type of situation, an officer told us. She said the LAPD doesn't believe controversial Girls Gone Wild video series founder Joe Francis was at the house at the time.

TMZ reported ...

... that police had gone to the home to raid a photo shoot that might have been lacking city permits.

But another LAPD official scoffed at the idea, indicating it would be rare for cops to raid an event simply for not having photo shoot permits.

TMZ reports the house was being used for some action. Some model-search action:

A GGW rep says they have about a dozen staffers -- including requisite girls in bikinis -- at the home shooting their "Search for the Hottest Girl in America."

[Updated at 5 p.m.]: LAPD spokesman Richard French tells the Weekly it went down like this:

A police helicopter over the area "observed some activity in the back yard of this house that was either illegal or some some act that needed to be permitted," he said.

The home in the 7900 block of Vulcan Drive had been the source of neighbors' complaints and was being sublet over the past year or so mainly to be used for film shoots, French said.


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French said the place had seen some past arrests for alleged public nuisance issues.

So after the chopper saw what it saw, officers on the ground were summoned to the residence. French:

Our officers did show up at that property and detained a photographer for not having a permit from FilmLA [the nonprofit organization that handles film and photo shoot permits in the city].

Yawn.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]


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