Steve Wynn Wins $20M in Suit

    Casino mogul Steve Wynn and his wife, andrea, arrive at court for his slander trial Friday Sept. 7, 2012 in Los Angeles. Wynn is contesting accusations made by "Girls Gone Wild" creator, Joe Francis. Closing arguments are scheduled. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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    Casino billionaire Steve Wynn came out on top Monday in a courtroom brawl with Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis, winning $20 million in a two-year-old defamation suit against the soft-porn mogul. While the two have allegedly been feuding for years, this specific fight started in 2010 when Francis told a judge that Wynn threatened to kill him with a shovel and bury him in the desert over a $2 million gambling debt. Wynn’s attorney said Francis “committed character assassination” because he “didn’t want to pay his debt,” though Francis maintains the threat was real and that a friend of Wynn’s had tipped Francis off about Wynn's alleged assassination plans in an email. Needless to say, the email was never produced in court.

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