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US Sexual assault reports against Wynn filed with Vegas police

03:26  14 february  2018
03:26  14 february  2018 Source:   ap.org

Law firm helps with sex misconduct inquiry into Steve Wynn

  Law firm helps with sex misconduct inquiry into Steve Wynn LAS VEGAS — Wynn Resorts has hired a law firm to help investigate sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn, the company'sA statement by Los Angeles-based law firm O'Melveny & Myers LLP says it will assist the Wynn board's special committee of independent directors with the inquiry.

LAS VEGAS — Two women have come forward saying casino mogul Steve Wynn sexually assaulted them in the 1970s. Police in Las Vegas on Tuesday said the women filed reports in the past two weeks.

This was the first admission from police in Las Vegas about reports filed against Wynn since sexual misconduct allegations against him were revealed last month. One woman reported Wynn assaulted her in Las Vegas and the other said she was assaulted in Chicago

This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. © AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two women have come forward saying casino mogul Steve Wynn sexually assaulted them in the 1970s.

Police in Las Vegas on Tuesday said the women filed reports in the past two weeks.

One woman reported Wynn assaulted her in Las Vegas and the other said she was assaulted in Chicago, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement. The Las Vegas case will not be investigated because the statute of limitations in Nevada is 20 years.

The victim of that alleged assault contacted the department from St. Louis on Jan. 29, three days after the Wall Street Journal reported that a number of women said Wynn harassed or assaulted them and that one case led to a $7.5 million settlement.

Steve Wynn is out as CEO of Wynn Resorts

  Steve Wynn is out as CEO of Wynn Resorts Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts, the company announced Tuesday. The move comes after a Wall Street Journal report alleging decades of sexual misconduct by the gambling mogul.The allegations in the report detailed accounts from dozens of current and former employees that would amount to "a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct," as well as a $7.5 million financial settlement paid to a manicurist who alleged she was pressured into having sex with Wynn.

This was the first admission from police in Las Vegas about reports filed against Wynn since sexual misconduct allegations against him were revealed last month. One woman reported Wynn assaulted her in Las Vegas and the other said she was assaulted in Chicago

This was the first admission from police in Las Vegas about reports filed against Wynn since sexual misconduct allegations against him were revealed last month. One woman reported Wynn assaulted her in Las Vegas and the other said she was assaulted in Chicago

The other, filed in Las Vegas on Feb. 5, is being forwarded to the Chicago Police Department.

Details of exactly what transpired during the alleged assaults was not disclosed.

The billionaire has vehemently denied the allegations, which he attributes to a campaign led by his ex-wife.

"In the last couple of weeks, I have found myself the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity," Wynn said in the written statement that announced his resignation last week as chairman and CEO at Wynn Resorts. "As I have reflected upon the environment this has created — one in which a rush to judgment takes precedence over everything else, including the facts — I have reached the conclusion I cannot continue to be effective in my current roles."

A swift fall for Wynn, who reshaped the Strip

  A swift fall for Wynn, who reshaped the Strip LAS VEGAS - Steve Wynn's name still shimmers atop his casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Inside, the gift shop sells hats and T-shirts with Wynn's name on them. The thick, white cocktail napkins in the bar still feature an imprint of his signature. Callers phoning the Wynn Las Vegas on Wednesday heard a familiar recorded voice when they got put on hold. "Hi, I'm Steve Wynn," it said. "I live in "Hi, I'm Steve Wynn," it said. "I live in the hotel.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two more sexual misconduct allegations were leveled against embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday, when police in Las Vegas revealed they recently received two reports from women saying the billionaire sexually assaulted them in the 1970s.

This was the first admission from police in Las Vegas about reports filed against Wynn since sexual misconduct allegations against him were revealed last month. One woman reported Wynn assaulted her in Las Vegas and the other said she was assaulted in Chicago

Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver on Tuesday said the company does not have a comment on the reports filed by the women "because this involved a company before the establishment of Wynn Resorts."

Wynn is facing scrutiny by gambling regulators in Nevada and Massachusetts, where the company is building a roughly $2.4 billion casino just outside Boston. Regulators in Macau, the Chinese enclave where the company operates two casinos, are also inquiring about the allegations.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Monday set up an online form that allows people to report information on any of its active investigations. The reporting system was set up after the agency received numerous calls regarding the investigation against Wynn.

Wynn Resorts has also created a committee to investigate the allegations. On Monday, the group announced it was expanded its scope to review the company's internal policies and procedures to ensure a "safe and respectful workplace for all employees."

Ex-Milwaukee officer sentenced to 3 years for sex crimes .
A former Milwaukee police officer who was acquitted last year in a fatal shooting that sparked two nights of riots will serve three years in prison for unrelated sex crimes.Dominique Heaggan-Brown, 26, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last month to three counts of soliciting prostitution and two counts of obtaining someone's image without their consent. He also pleaded no contest to false imprisonment.The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the judge also ordered Heaggan-Brown to serve three years of extended supervision after serving his prison sentence.

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