Allegations Mount Against Steve Wynn

2 women say he assaulted them in the 1970s
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2018 12:10 AM CST
Allegations Mount Against Steve Wynn
This March 15, 2016 photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Steve Wynn, who resigned as CEO of Wynn Resorts last week amid sexual misconduct claims, is facing two new allegations of assault, but charges are unlikely: Both allegations date from the 1970s. Police in Las Vegas say two women filed reports days after a Wall Street Journal report on a "decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct" last month, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. One woman says she was assaulted in Las Vegas and the other says the casino mogul assaulted her in Chicago. Police in Las Vegas say they will investigate the allegation there, but the statute of limitations expires in Nevada after 20 years. The other allegation has been forwarded to police in Chicago, but legal experts say charges in Illinois are also extremely unlikely.

Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Larry Hadfield says they encourage victims to come forward whether it is possible to file charges or not. Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver says the company has no comment "because this involved a company before the establishment of Wynn Resorts," the AP reports. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company, days after canceling an outside law firm's investigation of the allegations against Wynn, has now hired a law firm with close ties to the company to conduct what it says will be an expanded investigation. (Wynn resigned as RNC finance chair last month.)

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