Steve Wynn sues former employee for “false and defamatory” statements to media

He claims the former Wynn Resorts salon director was out to cause "workplace issues"

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Apr.April 29, 2018 02:01 PM

Steve Wynn. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Stuart Weitzman)

Wynn Resorts’ former chief executive Steve Wynn is suing an ex-employee who was quoted in media reports that detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Wynn claims that the former artistic director of the Wynn Las Vegas salon, Jorgen Nielsen, defamed him and was out to generate “workplace issues” by commenting on the numerous allegations to the Journal and ABC in light of Wynn’s “highly contentious and public litigation” with former wife Elaine Wynn, who, the lawsuit notes, was a long-time client of Nielsen’s.

Wynn resigned from the company he founded in February after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct were revealed by the Journal in addition to a lawsuit filed by his ex-wife alleging he paid a manicurist $7.5 million after forcing her to have sex with him.

In Wynn’s lawsuit against Nielsen he says “truth and context were ignored, and his guilt was presumed based only on unproven accusations.” [WSJ]Erin Hudson


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