Home > News > GGW's Joe Francis Sues Wynn Las Vegas Casino • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

GGW's Joe Francis Sues Wynn Las Vegas Casino

GGW's Joe Francis Sues Wynn Las Vegas Casino
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
What will be the biggest segment of virtual reality adult entertainment?
Recorded video content
  29.31%
Live cams
  40.23%
3D rendered virtual worlds
  30.46%
Out of 174 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Nov 3, 2011 9:00 AM PST    Text size: 

LOS ANGELES — Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis is suing the Wynn Las Vegas casino and resport for falsely accused him of reneging on a $2.5 million marker.

In a federal complaint filed in California U.S. District Court, Francis states that he has paid some of the $2.5 million, but does not specify the precise status of the debt.

Francis claims that Wynn Resort chief Stephen Wynn and his employee Barbara Conway caused the Clark County District Attorney's Office to press criminal charges after presenting the marker at a Wells Fargo bank account that they knew had been closed in May 2007 due to Francis' "unrelated legal troubles."

Last September, Francis was exonerated on the criminal charges stemming from allegations of the gambling debt.

In his federal complaint, Francis says he was unable to settle the $2.5 million marker because he was otherwise engaged, with the "tax-related matter."

Francis also says Conway submitted false answers to a bad check/marker complaint form at the Clark County District Attorney's office "so as to employ criminal charges to unfairly collect money Wynn Las Vegas was not owed, by using the threat of prison and felony conviction."

"Furthermore, defendants actively encouraged the Clark County District Attorney's office to press charges and issue a warrant for plaintiff's arrest, despite knowledge that their representations were false," the complaint states.

Francis’ also claims that he was forced to retain criminal defense to protect his freedom and reputation at a substantial cost.

The Girls Gone Wild founder is demanding punitive damages for malicious prosecution, abuse of process, intentional misrepresentation, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy.

Francis is represented by Aaron Aftergood.

Neither party was available for comment at post time.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

A Look at Ad Networks

When ad networks started surfacing in the adult industry nobody knew quite what to make of them. At that time most webmasters were either affiliate program owners, affiliate webmasters, or both. Gradually,... More »

The Move to Mobile: Many Forward Thinkers Believe in ‘Mobile First’

The recent news about mobile is coming from the content side of the business because of three recent announcements by tech giants. First Google stopped politely suggesting site owners to become mobile... More »

SEO Trends: The Game Has Changed

There used to be a time when webmasters could simply look up the page rank of any website, see what Google thought of it and buy backlinks on the footer of pages with a guaranteed bang for their buck.... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.

UPCOMING EVENTS

QWEBEC Expo 2015

Aug 06 - Aug 09
Montreal, Canada

EXXXOTICA Dallas

Aug 07 - Aug 09
Dallas, Texas

Sexhibition

Aug 21 - Aug 23
Manchester, U.K.

Gentlemen’s Club EXPO

Aug 23 - Aug 26
New Orleans, Louisiana
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!