Steve Wynn Strikes Back

Casino mogul is suing hairstylist who went on record with allegations of sexual harassment
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2018 8:03 AM CDT
This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn in Medford, Mass.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

(Newser) – After allegations that he sexually harassed employees for years cost him his job, Steve Wynn is hitting back in the form of a lawsuit, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His target: Jorgen Nielsen, a former hairdresser at the Wynn Las Vegas, who was one of two people on the record in the Wall Street Journal report detailing the accusations. Per the suit, which was filed Thursday: "In falsely accusing Mr. Wynn of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era, Defendant Nielsen acted with the unlawful purpose of smearing Mr. Wynn and creating workplace issues for Mr. Wynn at a time when he was embroiled in highly contentious and public litigation with his ex- wife, Elaine Wynn." Wynn claims Nielsen was Elaine Wynn's personal stylist "for years," and believes she was a driver behind the story. The couple just settled a messy, six-year divorce battle this month. (Read more Steve Wynn stories.)

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