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11/1/2011 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Francis Sues Steve Wynn
Joe Francis just filed a lawsuit against Steve Wynn ... claiming the massive criminal case that nearly put him behind bars last year would never have happened if the casino mogul hadn't lied to the D.A.

TMZ broke the story ... Francis was accused of intentionally skipping out on a $2.5 million gambling debt at Wynn Casinos in 2010 -- but the charges were dropped in September due to lack of evidence.

The "Girls Gone Wild" honcho filed the lawsuit earlier today in L.A. Federal Court, claiming Wynn and his staff intentionally lied to Vegas officials in order to get the D.A. to press criminal charges against him.

According to Francis, the alleged lies destroyed his reputation, cost him an arm and a leg in legal fees, and nearly landed him in prison -- for nothing.

Now, Francis is out for payback -- demanding Wynn cough up an unspecified amount in damages ... but you can bet it's in the millions.

A rep for Wynn had no comment.

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Jim Sampson    

Could TMZ do some fact checking? The supreme court overruled the lower court's decision this month. Francis is on the hook for the 2 million.

1003 days ago
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anonymous    

TMZ should do a fact check, in fact Joe Francis lost his case to the Wynn. Nevada’s Supreme Court rules in favor of the Wynn Las Vegas casino over a seven-figure I.O.U. used by the "Girls Gone Wild" founder in 2007. Joe Francis has to pay up.

1003 days ago
18.

JP    

Good luck with that lawsuit you s***bag. Wynn will destroy you.

1003 days ago
19.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

I guess he has no problem with all of the truth being told that he is a s***bag. Just the lies that cost him money.

1003 days ago
20.

karlew    

I need thread and a big needle, someone needs to sew this azzhole's lips together.

1003 days ago
21.

judith    

If this is all true, I hope that joe francis (who I dont t!!!hink is a nice guy) but I hope he can really stick it to steve wynn. That is totally wrong, and how many other times does this kind of thing happen and just because the person doesnt have alot of money, it just goes on and on. GO FOR IT JOE

1003 days ago
22.

EricsGirl    

Am I the only one that thinks these two look EXTREMELY related??? Like father/son? Or twins??? LOL It's bizzare.

1003 days ago
23.

C. Fox    

Who do you root for in this situation? Everyone's a loser in the Douchebag Olympics.

1003 days ago
24.

Jo    

Joefrances is a sicko pedo perverted ugly ****. I hope he gets burried in the desert. can't stand him one little but. He's an idiot and will never win this. He's just doing it to try run with the big boys. Loser.

1003 days ago
25.

Max    

So far as I can tell, Joe Francis should become a lawyer....he seems to do everything he can to stay in court.

Want my advice? Take your money and run! Eventually you are gonna get caught up in something you can weasel your way out of!

1003 days ago
26.

croc    

they look alike.

1003 days ago
27.

Jim in Cali    

Yeah although Francis is kind of vile its really a low blow by Wynn to make up charges to the DA. Have to side with Francis on this.

1003 days ago
28.

Jackie    

He makes money from f!cking loser women and gay azzez....How can his reputation be important??!

1003 days ago
29.

3Storms    

Destroy his reputation as.........an exploiter of underage girls and a total low-life sleave?

1003 days ago
30.

Dennis    

Joe, make up with your sugar daddy. You look exactly like your old man Wynn.

1003 days ago
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