The Lawsuit Alleges Malicious Prosecution, Conspiracy And Abuse Of Process

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Las Vegas, NV -- "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis is upping the ante in his legal dispute with casino mogul Steve Wynn and the Wynn Las Vegas resort over a $2 million casino debt.

The Los Angeles-based soft-porn mogul filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday in US District Court in Los Angeles seeking unspecified damages from Wynn and Wynn Resorts LLC.

The lawsuit alleges malicious prosecution, conspiracy and abuse of process.

Francis lawyer David Houston in Reno said Wednesday he'll seek millions.

A Wynn spokeswoman didn't immediately comment.

Houston says he'll also ask the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its order last month requiring Francis to pay Wynn the $2 million in dispute since May 2007.

In September, a state court judge in Las Vegas dismissed criminal charges alleging Francis failed to pay.

Associated Press

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