'Girls Gone Wild' Creator Can't Shrug Off Slander Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 17, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT) -- A California judge Thursday refused to dismiss casino mogul Steve Wynn's lawsuit claiming “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis defamed him by accusing Wynn during a debt collection hearing of making murder threats, saying the accusations weren't connected to the hearing and aren't immune from litigation.

California Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell said Francis had failed to show his accusations that Wynn threatened to “hit [him] in the back of the head with a shovel and bury [him] in the desert” were connected to the April...
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