Steve Wynn Wins $20M in Suit

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Casino mogul Steve Wynn and his wife, Andrea, arrive at court Sept. 7, 2012.

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.