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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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31.

tellmeaboutit     

Good. It couldn't happen to a lower life form than Joe Francis.

913 days ago
32.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

What a POS!! Which one? You choose.

913 days ago
33.

SaidThePrincess    

Well----It seems The Judge is teaching Joe Francis something he needed to learned along time ago. "You have 2 ears, and 1 mouth, and should use them proportionally"

913 days ago
34.

anonymous    

This must be karma for Joe sleeping with Tara Reid and calling her the worst lay ever and that she was smelly and loose.

913 days ago
35.

anonymous    

This must be karma for sleeping with Tara Reid and calling her the worst lay ever and smelly and loose.

913 days ago
36.

Silverado Mom    

ha ha

913 days ago
37.

Jenna    

YES! This s*** has created such bad karma for himself, there should be plenty more defeats like this tumbling down on him, dear friend of the Kardashians that he is.

913 days ago
38.

Azzkicker    

Joe francis is the most arrogant prick & complete loser ever; the only way he can make money is by video taping drunk college girls. I'm glad to see Steve Wynn sticking it to him; Francis is going to lose his lawsuit because it's based on his whining & nothing more. Hopefully, this will finally put this smut dealer out of business for good...

913 days ago
39.

Jim in Cali    

Both of these guys are douches for not settling their petty disputes and moving on.

913 days ago
40.

jeff    

Justin Long and Michael Buffer for the movie about these 2.

913 days ago
41.

cherie    

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,-BlackwhitePlanet.C0Mit’s where for men and women looking for interracial'ship for a fabulous lifestyle。It’s a nice place for black white sing'les, to interact with each other…no bounds or extremes in front of true love.that guy broke into his home several years back and forced him to perform homosexual acts while he videotaped it. LOL

913 days ago
42.

Lets Hope the Mayans Are Right    

Joe Francis is a s***bag.

913 days ago
43.

Superman    

Two sc*mbags going at each other.

913 days ago
44.

shirley    

Francis is a sleezebag anyways, look how he used teenaged girls, got them drunk and displayed their breasts for his advantage, what a useless individual this is.

913 days ago
45.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

Yeh for Wynn- Francis has been a Pr--k forever-- A rotten one at that111

913 days ago
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