'Girls Gone Wild' Maker Must Pay $20M In Wynn Slander Case

Law360, Los Angeles (September 10, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT) -- A California jury on Monday awarded Steve Wynn $20 million in a slander trial against “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis, who claimed on multiple occasions that the casino magnate threatened to murder him for not paying a gambling debt.

The jury found that Francis' accusations against Wynn, the CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd., were false at the time that he made them — most recently during an interview on talk show “Good Morning America” last month. Francis was sued in 2010, after telling a reporter...
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