Wynn Denies Death Threats Against 'Girls Gone Wild' Creator

Law360, Los Angeles (September 4, 2012, 10:16 PM EDT) -- Casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday denied that he threatened to kill “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis, telling jurors during the first day of trial in Wynn's slander suit against Francis that making such a threat would ruin his gambling businesses.

Wynn, who is the CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd., said Francis had told a TMZ reporter the fabricated story in 2010 to sully his reputation and avoid having to pay a $2 million gambling debt. The Nevada Gaming Commission and the State Gaming Control...
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