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Steve Wynn Lawsuit:

I Never Threatened

Joe Francis

6/1/2010 9:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Casino mogul Steve Wynn just slapped Joe Francis with a lawsuit for slander -- claiming Francis lied about Wynn making death threats.

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It's all over a story TMZ broke in April -- in which Francis was quoted as saying, "Mr. Wynn has threatened to kill me ... He said he would hit me in the back of the head with a shovel and bury me in the desert."  Francis made the alleged statement during a court hearing over a gambling debt he owes the Wynn Las Vegas.

Well according to court documents, Wynn says the "Girls Gone Wild" honcho is full of it. In the lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Wynn denies all of the above -- stating he "never threatened to kill Francis, nor physically threatened him in any manner."

Wynn is suing for unspecified damages.

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Missy    

Joe is his long lost son. They look alike!

1553 days ago
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VickiC    

Why would a successful businessman like Steve Wynn waste a minute of time even giving thought to a piece of crap like Joe Francis? I hope Steve wins his lawsuit - maybe if Joe Francis has to pay up, he'll have to get a REAL job and stop exploiting underaged girls.

1553 days ago
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JLS    

I am so tired of Joe Francis. He personifies s***. He ought to donate all of his fortune to breast cancer. He's earning his money off of breasts.

1553 days ago
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RD    

Joe Francis has to have a serious mental defect. I agree with VickiC about Wynn not wasting his time on this lowlife. It would be nice if something did happen to Francis so the world would be free of this jerk

1553 days ago
5.

Diggydig    

Ya know, with all that money you think Joe would have bought better teeth.

1553 days ago
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Rob    

A classic case of smut peddler said, blind vegas mogul said. Both have enriched themselves, off the vices of others. I can only hope that a meteor hits the courtroom, killing both, but leaving everyone else unharmed.

1553 days ago
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summer Carlyle    

I think we should ALL show up on the court date to support Steve Wynn. Joe Francis isn't good enough to wipe Steve Wynn's shoes. TEAM STEVE.

1553 days ago
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debbie    

Hate to say it they kind of look like a father and son stand Im betting on Wynn.

1553 days ago
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Hugh Jass    


if the statement were made in open court it may be subject to the litigation privilege under California Civil Code Section 47 et seq., and Joe's lawyers might file a demurrer. Right, Harvey?

1553 days ago
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Hugh Jass    


if the statement was made in open court it may be subject to the litigation privilege under California Civil Code Section 47 and you might file a demurrer Steve!

1553 days ago
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Horndog    

Is Joe Francis constipated? If so, well ... good.

1553 days ago
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Gigi    

Joe Francis is a sniveling little douche bag. Isn't there a lovely video of him out there getting plowed with a nice fat *#*#? Perhaps that needs to make the internet rounds again. Sure wish some pissed off father would take him out of the food chain once and for all!

1553 days ago
13.

Liss    

Team Steve! Go! Go! Go!! wipe the smile off that little prig's face, and make him pay! What a complete waste of protoplasm...

1553 days ago
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who cares    

YES!!!! YES!!!! STEVE WYNN IS THE MANNNN!!!!!! RIP THAT S**T UP MOFO!!!!!!

1553 days ago
15.

Cartman    

How could he NOT threaten him? Francis is such a doosh.

1553 days ago
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