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Joe Francis Sues Steve Wynn

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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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Katie    

Joe Francis makes all other guys look like losers. I love his drive. Go Joe!

898 days ago
32.

anony    

They look like the same person at different ages, in the same hell.

898 days ago
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boomer    

Another hole is being dug in a Nevada Desert as we speak

898 days ago
34.

maria    

This POS makes money off drunken barely legal girls! Go crawl back to the sewer you came out of! Oh and YOU ARE FUGLY.

898 days ago
35.

Different Rules Apply    

Is it just me? Or do they look ironically alike...weird.

898 days ago
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Bird    

Joe Francis is the s*** of the earth. He made his entire fortune by getting girls drunk and then exploiting them on camera for his own personal gain. F_ck Joe Francis and his dirty money. He deserves to go bankrupt.

898 days ago
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marc    

it isnt loser pays retard! Thats what makes our system so F*cked up! YOu get wrongfully prosecuted, and yet you still have to pay for your legal fees even though you won the case or in this case it gets dropped due to lack of evidence

898 days ago
38.

Wykid    

Ruined his reputation? Because his was so stellar...

Serious note, though, I'd sue too if that happened to me.

898 days ago
39.

Glory Bee    

wait, wait, wait.....Steve Wyn destroyed that sick creep Francis' reputation???!!! Laughing so hard I peed myself.

898 days ago
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Lynn    

"Destroyed his reputation?" Seriously???? This coming from the slug who takes advantage of drunken 18 year old kids? The same s*** that went to prison for lying and cheating on his taxes? He makes me puke.

898 days ago
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Bubba    

It's a shame Joe Francis didn't hired Dr. Murray! Pay your gambling debts you POS!!!

897 days ago
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