Sexual assault reports against Wynn filed with Vegas police - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Sexual assault reports against Wynn filed with Vegas police

This March 15, 2016, file photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. (Source: AP Photo/Charles Krupa) This March 15, 2016, file photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. (Source: AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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, 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.

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."

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."

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Government shutdown endNational politicsMore>>

  • The Latest: Senate leader questions if Greitens can lead

    The Latest: Senate leader questions if Greitens can lead

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:59 AM EST2018-02-23 13:59:26 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:39 AM EST2018-02-23 16:39:35 GMT
    (St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.  A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Greit...(St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). A booking photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Greit...
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has canceled plans to attend an annual meeting of the nation's governors following his indictment stemming from an extramarital affair.More >>
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has canceled plans to attend an annual meeting of the nation's governors following his indictment stemming from an extramarital affair.More >>
  • US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections

    US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:47 AM EST2018-02-21 06:47:47 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:39 AM EST2018-02-23 16:39:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats speaks at a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on worldwide threats in Washington. The Russians are going to try it again...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats speaks at a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on worldwide threats in Washington. The Russians are going to try it again...

    Even as elections near, US has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court.

    More >>

    Even as elections near, US has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian meddling that was recently unmasked in federal court.

    More >>
  • Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

    Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:34 PM EST2018-02-22 20:34:16 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 11:39 AM EST2018-02-23 16:39:01 GMT
    (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez wipes away tears during a CNN town hall meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla.(Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez wipes away tears during a CNN town hall meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla.

    Survivors of Florida school shooting endure new assault, this time from internet trolls.

    More >>

    Survivors of Florida school shooting endure new assault, this time from internet trolls.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly