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Steve Wynn Says He Never Threatened to Bury His 'Girls Gone Wild' Nemesis In the Desert
The never-ending war between "Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis and Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn continued today when a judge decided to send the archrivals back to trial to settle a defamation lawsuit against Francis.
Wynn filed a defamation lawsuit against Francis for saying that Wynn threatened to hit him with a shovel and bury him in the desert, according to City News Service. Francis tried to get the defamation suit dismissed, but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell rejected the request.
Francis may not have been hit with a shovel, but Wynn's legal team will be able to smack him where it hurts. The judge also allowed Wynn's attorney's to dig into his financial assets. If a jury finds that Francis acted with malice, then his financial information could be used to seek punitive damages.
In February, Francis was ordered to pay Wynn $7.5 million after losing a five-year court battle stemming from a lawsuit Wynn filed against Francis for not paying back his gambling debts, according to the Hollywood Reporte r. Francis then threatened to expose how Wynn deceived his high rollers. Wynn fired back with a defamation lawsuit, which ended in a $5 million settlement plus $2.5 in punitive damages.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.