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Las Vegas casino mogul and "Girls Gone Wild" creator face off in court

Joyce Lupiani

Las Vegas casino mogul and "Girls Gone Wild" creator face off in court

CREATED Sep. 6, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The kings of two vices -- gambling and girls -- are facing off in a Los Angeles courtroom over allegations of death threats, defamation and unpaid debts.

Las Vegas CEO Steve Wynn, 70. is suing Joe Francis, the creator of "Girls Gone Wild," over accusations of death threats. Wynn says that Francis is defaming him by telling people that he threatened Francis.

Francis, 39, says Wynn threatened to kill him over a $2 million gambling debt.

Both have testified in a Los Angeles courtroom and it has been a case of "he said/he said."

Francis claims Wynn threatened to kill him in an email that was seen by friend and legendary music producer Quincy Jones.

Francis told ABC News that Wynn describes hitting Francis in the back of the head with a shovel and burying him in the desert in an email.

Wynn denies that the email even exists and, in court, Francis admitted that he has never actually seen the message.

But, the person who supposed did -- Jones -- is expected to testify in court.

On the stand earlier this week, Wynn said while he never threatened to kill Francis, he made it clear he is certainly not a fan.

This feud has been going on for several years now and this is not the first lawsuit.

 

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