Steve Wynn seeking $12 million in slander trial
CREATED Sep. 8, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jury deliberations will resume Monday in Los Angeles in Steve Wynn's slander case against porn produce Joe Francis.
Wynn's attorney told the jury Friday that Francis should be forced to pay Wynn more than $12 million for claiming that the casino mogul threatened to kill him and bury him in the desert over a $2 million gambling debt.
The "Girls Gone Wild" founder claims record producer Quincy Jones showed him a stack of emails purportedly containing the threats, none of which he read or were ever found as evidence.
Wynn has denied Francis' allegations and told jurors they have hurt his reputation and could lead to an expensive investigation by Nevada gambling authorities. Jurors will ultimately decide whether to award Wynn any money and the amount.
Francis' attorney contended that both men may be telling the truth and the porn producer may have been misled by Jones.