Steve Wynn Accused of Sexual Misconduct By Former Employees
- Author: Santos West Jan 27, 2018,
Jan 27, 2018, 16:49
"The manicurist said she told Mr. Wynn she didn't want to have sex and was married, but he persisted in his demands that she do so, and ultimately she did disrobe and they had sex, the people remember her saying".
In a statement to the Journal, Wynn called the allegations "preposterous" and blamed his ex-wife, due to some allegations surfacing in a lawsuit regarding her share of the company's stocks. "It is deplorable for anyone to find themselves in this situation", Wynn said. Colleagues then saw her returning to the salon in considerable distress and she told others that Wynn pressured her into taking her clothes off and lie on the massage bed.
Wynn is based in Las Vegas but generates the majority of its revenue in Macau, the Chinese gambling haven. In its reporting, the WSJ said the publication sought out over 150 people who had worked for Wynn and that none of them had approached the publication on their own accord.
Wynn is building a roughly $2.5 billion resort in the Boston suburb of Everett.
Wynn alleges that the sexual misconduct allegations surfaced at the behest of his ex-wife, Elaine Wynn, who is seeking to revise the terms of their divorce settlement.
In a statement to the Journal, Wynn seemed only to deny that he had assaulted employees, not that he had verbally pressured them for sex acts. Others mention incidents in which Wynn would let his genitals hang out of his shorts and proposition workers.
Some say one false report could cripple the #MeToo movement.
Wynn Resorts board forms special committee "comprised exclusively of independent directors to investigate allegations" in today's WSJ story about CEO Steve Wynn.
The university established the UI Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research after the businessman made the gift commitment toward the mission of preventing and curing blindness. These are uncharted waters for the state's nascent gambling industry.
Wynn Resorts' president is Matthew Maddox, who joined the company in 2002. The conduct of Elaine during the course of the pending lawsuits has been shocking and deeply disturbing to me personally and as the CEO of Wynn Resorts. He has supported both the Democratic and Republican parties with financial contributions over the years.
Wynn served as the vice chair - alongside fellow casino mogul and GOP booster Sheldon Adelson - for the committee that raised more than $107 million for Trump's inauguration. Some told the Journal that Wynn was known to make advances on female employees and request sexual favors.