Dozens of Wynn’s employees alleged what amounts to decades of sexual abuse in a new Wall Street Journal report.
Republican finance chair and Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn engaged in decades of sexual misconduct with his employees, according to a new bombshell report by Alexandra Berzon, Chris Kirkham, Elizabeth Bernstein, and Kate O’Keeffe in the Wall Street Journal.
The Journal reached out to more than 150 people who have worked for Wynn, who is the chair and chief executive of Wynn Resorts and was involved in the construction of major Las Vegas properties such as the Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, Wynn, and Encore casinos. The publication heard back from dozens of people that Wynn repeatedly sexually harassed employees and pressured them to perform sex acts.
One woman said that Wynn forced her to have sex in 2005:
After she gave Mr. Wynn a manicure, she said, he pressured her to take her clothes off and told her to lie on the massage table he kept in his office suite, according to people she gave the account to. The manicurist said she told Mr. Wynn she didn’t want to have sex and was married, but he persisted in his demands that she do so, and ultimately she did disrobe and they had sex, the people remember her saying.
Others told stories of Wynn making sexual advances. Some said that during massage sessions, Wynn would remove a towel to expose his penis and ask massage therapists to touch him. One of these women said she complied, terrified of losing her job.
The Journal explained that on top of potentially losing their jobs, workers worried that upsetting Wynn would ruin their career prospects in other parts of the industry, where Wynn is powerful. They were also physically intimidated in some cases, such as when Wynn would make Read More Here