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Steve Wynn

Wins $7.5 Million Judgment

Against Joe Francis

2/23/2012 1:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Joe Francis
hopefully saved a bunch of money from his "Girls Gone Wild" empire, because a judge just ordered him to pay Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn $7.5 million.

Wynn filed the defamation lawsuit, after Francis said he was going to reveal how Wynn deceived his high-end customers.

The judge determined Francis damaged Wynn's reputation to the tune of $5 million. And the judge heaped on an addition $2.5 million in punitive damages, which serves as punishment for reckless disregard for the truth. 

Francis' lawyer, David Houston, tells TMZ, "We will appeal this order. Joe was not allowed to defend himself."

Francis and Houston tell us, "Even if this order stands, it will only be a small offset from the 10's of millions of dollars that we are requesting from Steve Wynn in another lawsuit -- in a less Wynn-friendly courtroom."

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1.

Branscombe123    

Judge was a chick, for sure.

951 days ago
2.

Kevin    

It's your turn again to sue, Joe, you s***bag.

Love,

The World

951 days ago
3.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

LOL
I can't stand Joe Francis. Douche bag.


This is probably the funniest thing to happen to Francis since that guy broke into his home several years back and forced him to perform homosexual acts while he videotaped it. LOL

951 days ago
4.

Criss    

Joe Francis is such a creep!

951 days ago
5.

My Big Salami    

Joe Francis is a genius! Girls Gone Wild is so entertaining....thanks Joe you still rule!

951 days ago
6.

SusanCoyote    

I can't believe Joe Francis doesn't get his ass kicked daily.

951 days ago
7.

Joao    

Spill the beans, how does Wynn deceived his high-end customers?

951 days ago
8.

tucker    

I don't know which one is slimier.
Ahhh you're right - Joe Francis is. Isn't his 15 minutes over yet?

951 days ago
9.

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Was this a court in Nevada? If so, that explains why Wynn won this suit. You don't think the Nevada Court was going to favor an outsider?

951 days ago
10.

Throwback kid    

Joe Francis has anti social personality disorder, if you look the term up on google it fits Francis to a t! Francis does not like woman and does his best to humiliate them, he is unable to follow rules and is always in trouble with the law. His life is nothing but drama and trouble one problem after another. He is such a horrible person who cares if he ever gets help? he is a loser

951 days ago
11.

Scotty    

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy! Joe, you've got such bad karma, $7.5 million is just the beginning! Getting young girls drunk and taking advantage of them is one step above a rapist!

951 days ago
12.

scoopie    

Joe Francis is a total pig. He should be fined for every underage girl he's filmed.

951 days ago
13.

realitychecker    

Wynning!!!!! Suck on that one Francis!

951 days ago
14.

Pudding Tang    

Hi, my name's Joe and i suffer from beaver hunt syndrome

951 days ago
15.

Areader    

Joe Francis...he always seems to have some sort of legal litigation going....his lawyers must love him!

951 days ago
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