Steve Wynn awarded $20M in Joe Francis defamation lawsuit

Monday, September 10, 2012
File photo of Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis (left) and casino magnate Steve Wynn.

File photo of 'Girls Gone Wild' founder Joe Francis (left) and casino magnate Steve Wynn. (KABC Photo)

Casino mogul Steve Wynn will receive $20 million in a slander case against "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis.

A jury ruled in favor of Wynn Monday shortly before 12 p.m. after reveiving the case Friday. The Las Vegas hotel owner claimed Francis slandered him by falsely saying Wynn threatened to kill him over a gambling debt.

Music mogul Quincy Jones testified against Francis on Thursday. Francis claims he heard about the threats from Jones, who is his friend and neighbor. But on the stand, Jones denied hearing Wynn make any threats.

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