New allegations have surfaced alleging that Steve Wynn raped and impregnated a woman in the 1970s. Another woman alleges that the casino mogul forced her to resign from a Las Vegas job after she refused his sexual advances.
According to recently filed police reports obtained by The Associated Press, billionaire Steve Wynn is alleged to have raped one woman and fired another for not having sex with him back in the 1970s.
In one police report, a woman claims that Wynn, 76, raped her at least three times in the early 1970s in her Chicago apartment. The woman alleges that in one instance, Wynn held her against the refrigerator and raped her. He then made a phone call and kissed her goodbye.
She reportedly got pregnant as a result of one of the rapes and gave birth to a girl in a gas station restroom. The adult child of the accuser and Wynn now lives in Las Vegas, according to the report.
A second police report alleges that a woman had sex with Wynn on a number of occasions while she worked as a dealer at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas. But she says she “felt coerced to perform the acts.”
The woman says that in the summer of 1976, Wynn told her he wanted the two of them to date. She said she already had a partner and couldn’t have sex with him anymore. Shortly thereafter, she was accused of pocketing $40.00 and forced to resign.
Steve Wynn Set up Separate Company to Conceal $7.5-Million Settlement
The startling allegations come just weeks after Wynn’s February 6, 2018 departure as CEO of Wynn Resorts. The embattled billionaire resigned after numerous women accused him of harassing or sexually assaulting them as reported in an earlier Crimeola piece.
In one instance, Wynn and his legal team set up a company separate from Wynn Resorts to conceal a $7.5-million settlement to a woman who had accused him of forcing her to have sex. After the woman gave Wynn a manicure in his office, he allegedly pressured her to take off her clothes and have sex with him.
The limited-liability company, called Entity Y, was created in 2005, according to Nevada records. A lawyer for Wynn Resorts confirmed that Entity Y was created solely to handle the settlement funds at a hearing in October 2017.
Wynn Pins Blame for Sexual Misconduct Claims on Ex-Wife
Dozens of people who worked for Wynn told The Wall Street Journal he has a long-established pattern of sexual misconduct, which includes forcing employees to perform sex acts.
In a written statement, Wynn has said, “The idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous.”
He added, “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. It is deplorable for anyone to find themselves in this situation.”
While Wynn has not commented on the latest allegations, he has blamed his ex-wife for the recent emergence of sexual misconduct claims.
“The instigation of these accusations is the continued work of my ex-wife, Elaine Wynn, with whom I am involved in a terrible and nasty lawsuit in which she is seeking a revised divorce settlement,” Wynn said.
James Cole, lawyer for Elaine, 75, said the notion that his client is behind the allegations in The Wall Street Journal “is just not true.”