Steve Wynn asks jury for $40 million in damages from Joe Francis
Casino mogul seeking $40 million
An attorney for Steve Wynn asked jurors Tuesday to award the casino mogul an additional $20 million in his slander suit against “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis.
“He needs to be stopped,” Wynn’s lead lawyer, Barry Langberg, told jurors Tuesday before they began deliberating punitive damages in the case.
The Los Angeles jury already awarded $20 million to Wynn this week, finding that Francis knowingly made false statements when he told reporters and others that Wynn threatened to kill him and bury his body in the desert amid a spat over a gambling debt. Because the jury found that Francis acted with malice, Wynn can seek additional punitive damages.
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