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Joe Francis

LOSES ANOTHER

$20 MILLION

9/11/2012 4:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Joe Francis
just got hit with ANOTHER $20 million verdict in his defamation battle with casino mogul Steve Wynn -- on top of the $20 million Wynn was awarded yesterday.

The additional $20 million is for punitive damages in Steve Wynn's defamation lawsuit against the "Girls Gone Wild" honcho, in which Wynn claimed Francis made bogus claims that Wynn threatened to have him murdered over a gambling debt.

Francis was hit with $20 million in compensatory damages yesterday -- for statements made to TMZ, "Good Morning America," and more.

All told, Francis has to pay Wynn $40 million.

Wynn has promised to donate the money to charity. Joe said he plans to contest the verdict and expects the decision to be overturned.

Following the new verdict, Wynn released a statement, saying, "Joe Francis represents a new kind of criminal type: the digital assassin. He takes advantage of the protection afforded by the internet to issue intentionally destructive charges against someone’s reputation."

He adds, "Thank God for the justice system that finally sent a message."

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31.

Joao    

It took a zillionaire to drop a house on Joe Francis. If Joe was going after us he'd have the courts taking a major dump on us.

779 days ago
32.

Dawn    

Thats what happens when you exploit the judges drunk daughter....

779 days ago
33.

Poor Leno    

This is just stupid why not just shake hands and be friends, typical america you can get sued for farting in front of someone and they claim you have to pay them redicolous amounts of money. Law system in the US is just retarded, as they say "Only in America"

779 days ago
34.

Areader    

Joe Frances should of just payed his gambling debt!

779 days ago
35.

John Galt    

Major Douche Bag = 20 Million Dollar Verdict

779 days ago
36.

writenow    

Yea! Joe Francis has always been a misogynist tool. Big mouth, small package.

What else is new, eh?

779 days ago
37.

Nikki    

I'm no saint; I've watched porn like anyone else, but the reality is that it's a s***my business that's not kind to women (to put it mildly); I won't be losing sleep over seeing this guy lose money.

779 days ago
38.

Pat    

Couldn't happen to a bigger *******! This guy deserves it, if not just for plying under age girls with drugs and alcohol so him could film them and make money like a chicken **** pimp then he should lose everything for listing the K-whores as friends. I hope this guy lose's everything thing he owns and ends up blowing strangers in an alley behind Ralph's for a baloney sandwich.

779 days ago
39.

DaveT    

Ridiculous amount of money :D
Bitter old harpy feminists are extremely jealous of young women who get attention for their bodies...so they spin their jealousy into false concern and pretend they're oh-so-worried about fun loving happy young women who get naked and have fun.
They ain't...that's their way of controlling women they're jealous of ;)

779 days ago
40.

jdranetz    

Joe Francis is a total douche'. Isn't plying girls with alcohol in order to get them to disrobe and perform sex acts the same as rape? He's right up there with Roman Polanski. What gets me is how some of the other celebrities think he's an Okay guy to hang around with.

779 days ago
41.

paul a.    

Im no prude but this Joe F is a first class dickwad and deserves whatever he has coming to him.

779 days ago
42.

Chuck    

People must really hate Joe Francis...an extra $20 million? That's harsh...but it's Joe Francis so screw him.

779 days ago
43.

dyls_E    

this is so funny. hope he ends up losing everything over this

779 days ago
44.

Lynn    

I'm THRILLED with the judgment against this s*** bag!!! Yay to karma! It disturbs me that the Kardashian clan considers Joe a close family friend. You would think with all the daughters, they would want to steer clear of this piece of s**t!!

779 days ago
45.

arealrascal    

I love this. Francis has been trying to spin this to make it appear he did nothing wrong, but is getting shot down at every turn. There is no sleazier human!

779 days ago
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