Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Dozens of women, including Wynn Resorts employees, are accusing Las Vegas Casino Mogul Steve Wynn of sexual misconduct.

While Wynn has denied the allegations, he has already resigned from his position as finance chairman for the Republican National Committee. The allegations were made public by the Wall Street Journal last week and forced the 76-year-old Wynn eventually to comment the allegations made against him.

"The idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous. We find ourselves in a world where people can make allegations, regardless of the truth, and a person is left with the choice of weathering insulting publicity or engaging in multi-year lawsuits,” Wynn said in written statement to the WSJ.

The allegations (from WSJ.com):

  • A manicurist who worked at Wynn Las Vegas shortly after it opened in 2005 told several people that the billionaire had "pressured her to take her off and told her to lie on the massage table he kept in his office suite." After hearing the account, the woman’s supervisor told the WSJ that she filed a detailed report to the casino’s human-resources department. Wynn reportedly paid the manicurist a $7.5 million settlement, which his attorneys admitted in a court filing.
  • Another former employee described Wynn asking them to massage his penis or perform oral sex during an appointment.
  • Others told WSJ that they sometimes made up fake appointments so other female workers had an excuse to deny Wynn's request for services. They also described how some female employees hid in the bathroom or back rooms when they learned he was on headed to the salon.

The allegations have also put a Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s big casino project in Massachusetts at risk. Wynn Resorts currently owns and operates several high end hotels and casinos in gambling heavens like Las Vegas and Macau.

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