A jury on Monday awarded the casino mogul Steve Wynn $20 million in his slander case against Joe Francis, founder of “Girls Gone Wild,” who claimed Mr. Wynn threatened to kill him over a gambling debt. Witnesses, including the record producer Quincy Jones, disputed Mr. Francis’ claims. The jury determined that there was clear and convincing evidence that Mr. Francis knew his allegations were false when he made them. Mr. Francis had claimed Mr. Wynn threatened to hit him over the head with a shovel and have him buried in the desert. Mr. Francis has built a business empire based on videos of young women flashing their breasts for video cameras.
Not sure if this is AP or NYT copy, but I am in favor of it.