'Girls Gone Wild' Creator on Casino Mogul Feud: 'He Wants me Dead'

Joe Francis is facing a legal battle over slander accusations by Steve Wynn.
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Now, to new details between the heated battle between two of the biggest titans in las vegas. The creator of "girls gone wild," there he is. Speaking out about his legal feud with hotel mogul steve wynn. And linsey davis joins us with an exclusive interview. Reporter: Good morning, josh. Sin city is no stranger to big-ticket bouts. But one of las vegas' nastiest fights is about to enter round three. It involves a restraining order, a legendary music producer and an alleged death threat. I was afraid for my life. Reporter: He's known for creating those salacious spring break videos, "girls gone wild." But today, joe francis insists the only person who's gone wild is steve wynn, the las vegas billionaire that francis claims wants him dead. He made it clear he wanted to kill me. Reporter: Francis says that wynn sent ominous e-mails that were seen by numerous people. All caps, with exclamation points like a crazy person's e-mail. I'm going to hit him in the back of the head with a shovel and have him buried in the middle of the desert. Reporter: The 39-year-old is now in a contentious battle with the hotel magnate. Wynn is suing for defamation. He says francis is trying to ruin his reputation. Wynn says the allegations are false. Telling abc news, there's never been a statement from quincy jones or anyone else, confirming this ever happened. Jones was supposed to testify during the trial. But he's since been excused for a medical season. For wynn to win this case, he has to show that francis made statements against him that were false and hurt him. For francis to win, he has to show that the statements he made -- either didn't make the statements, or if he made them, they were true. Or if they weren't true, they were somehow privileged. Reporter: This cash began nearly two years ago, when francis wracked up a debt at one of wynn's casinos. The debt never existed. Reporter: Wynn took him to court, not once, but twice. We reached out to a representative for quincy jones. He has no comment. And francis has asked for a restraining order against wynn. And he says he currently has several lawsuits pending against wynn, that accuse him of forged documents, fraud and defamation. This is long from over. You'll be weighing in often. Thank you for that.

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