..

‘Girls Gone Wild’ Creator Joe Francis Will Only Have to Pay Steve Wynn $21 Million

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:
Nov/12/2012
‘Girls Gone Wild’ Creator Joe Francis Will Only Have to Pay Steve Wynn $21 Milli

Good news for ‘Girls Gone Wild’ creator Joe Francis….well sort of.

Turns out he won’t have to pay casino mogul Steve Wynn $40 million after all.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell issued the ruling Friday, reducing the jury award in a defamation suit by $21 million.

An L.A. Count Superior Court jury in September determined that the “Girls Gone Wild” video franchise owner, Francis, had knowingly made false statements against Wynn.  Francis had told reporters that Wynn threatened to kill him with a shovel over the head and bury him in the desert.  The jury found that Francis acted maliciously in making such statements.  

"He told lies. He used the media to get it out there," said Wynn's lead lawyer, Barry Langberg, in lauding the verdict.

Scroll Down For More...

Advertisement:  Learn more about Camasino.com’s proprietary webcam online poker platform.  Play online poker for FREE or REAL MONEY (where applicable)

Camasino-071812L.jpg

 

Francis made the accusations after amassing a $12 million debt at Wynn’s Las Vegas casino.

Francis said he will appeal the remainder of the verdict.

"Judge O'Donnell committed a judicial error by allowing this case to even proceed to a trial, and she knows it," Francis said. "This is only the first step of her back peddling and unwinding her illegal actions in order to try to keep her job as a judge."

Wynn's attorney Mitchell Langberg said the casino executive was not disappointed by the ruling. "Steve Wynn is very happy with a $19 million compensatory damages award.”

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

Gambling News

Celtics vs. Heat Game 7 Betting Odds

Celtics vs. Heat Game 7 Betting Odds

The Celtics vs. Heat Game 7 comes following a brilliant performance by Jimmy Butler.

What Are the Payout Odds - 2022 Indy 500

What Are the Payout Odds - 2022 Indy 500

Indy 500 betting odds for Sunday have Scott Dixon payout out $550 for every $100 bet and Alex Palou paying $800.

Delays Anticipated in Orioles-Red Sox Doubleheader May 28

Delays Anticipated in Orioles-Red Sox Doubleheader May 28

Weather will almost certainly be a factor at some point during the doubleheader between the Orioles and Red Sox as severe storms were anticipated later in the afternoon.  

Can I Use Bitcoin to Bet Sports Online From the State of Tennessee?

Can I Use Bitcoin to Bet Sports Online From the State of Tennessee?

You most certainly can use Bitcoin to bet sports from the great state of Tennessee.  Simply download a Bitcoin wallet, set up an account at a cryptocurrency exchange that can be linked with your bank account and

Bet on If Colin Kaepernick Will Be on the Raiders Roster in Week 1

Bet on If Colin Kaepernick Will Be on the Raiders Roster in Week 1

It's the same old Colin Kaepernick song and dance we see every offseason.  Publicity stunt tryout by token NFL team, headlines generated, but nary a chance the former quarterback will play in the league.

Syndicate