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Steve Wynn 'Incandescent' Over Damaged Picasso

And he thinks Christie's auction house undervalued the masterpiece

(Newser) - Steve Wynn is not happy with Christie's after the auction house damaged his Picasso masterpiece , sources tell Page Six , which describes Wynn's state of mind as "furious" and "incandescent." Christie's was preparing to exhibit the 1943 self-portrait Le Marin in advance of the auction... More »

$70M Picasso Damaged Before Auction

Owner Steve Wynn has been down this road before

(Newser) - Pricey mistake: A Picasso worth an estimated $70 million had to be yanked from an auction at Christie's this week because it sustained damage as workers were preparing it. It's not clear how bad the damage is to Le Marin , or The Sailor, or even how the damage... More »

Steve Wynn Strikes Back

Casino mogul is suing hairstylist who went on record with allegations of sexual harassment

(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... More »

Ex-Casino Boss on Alleged Wynn Abuse: Speak Up and You'd 'Be Gone'

Executives failed to act on complaints, targeted victims: 'WSJ'

(Newser) - Steve Wynn's alleged inappropriate sexual behavior was allowed to continue for decades as casino managers looked the other way—or looked to punish his victims, former employees tell the Wall Street Journal . The CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts resigned in February after the Journal reported on accusations of... More »

Suit Alleges Wynn Behaved Improperly During Manicures

She alleges Wynn would place the hand being manicured over his genitals

(Newser) - A woman who says she regularly performed manicures on embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing him of sexual misconduct and the company he founded of endorsing his behavior. The unnamed manicurist is the latest woman to level accusations against the billionaire, who resigned as chairman... More »

Steve Wynn Raped, Impregnated Me, Woman Says

The AP has details on the latest allegations against casino mogul

(Newser) - The AP has details on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Steve Wynn from two women who recently filed police reports related to incidents dating back to the 1970s. One of them says she was forced to resign from her job in Las Vegas after she wouldn't have sex... More »

Steve Wynn's Termination Deal Isn't So Great for Steve Wynn

Embattled casino mogul gets no severance or compensation

(Newser) - A termination agreement released Friday between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company bearing his name leaves him without any severance or compensation and prohibits his involvement in any competing gambling business for two years, reports the AP . The Las Vegas billionaire resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn... More »

Allegations Mount Against Steve Wynn

2 women say he assaulted them in the 1970s

(Newser) - 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... More »

Steve Wynn Resigns Amid Sex Misconduct Claims

'I have found myself the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity'

(Newser) - Casino mogul Steve Wynn resigned Tuesday as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations. "In the last couple of weeks, I have found myself the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity," Wynn said in a statement Tuesday. "As I have reflected upon the... More »

WSJ: Steve Wynn Paid Woman $7.5M Using 'Entity Y'

Paper says the LLC was created in 2005 to handle settlement funds

(Newser) - In its bombshell report detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against casino mogul Steve Wynn, the Wall Street Journal alleged that a manicurist who said she was forced to have sex with Wynn walked away with a $7.5 million settlement. In a new report, the Journal details just how that... More »

Steve Wynn Resigns As RNC Finance Chair

Casino mogul, Trump's 'great friend' accused of widespread sexual misconduct

(Newser) - President Trump's handpicked Republican National Committee finance chair is resigning over allegations of widespread sexual misconduct, Politico reports. Billionaire Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn, who Trump has called "a great friend," stepped down from the position Saturday, according to NBC News . A Wall Street Journal report... More »

Report: Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Had Everyone 'Petrified'

'WSJ' report features allegations of forced sex, harassment against RNC finance chair

(Newser) - A shocking report from the Wall Street Journal emerged Friday, detailing what it says "would amount to a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct" by one of Las Vegas' biggest casino moguls. Based on more than 150 interviews with past and current employees, as well as court records, the Journal... More »

Mandalay Bay Sued Over Response to Vegas Shooting

Hotel named in first lawsuit filed by survivor

(Newser) - "Someone call police. Someone is firing a rifle on the 32nd floor in the hallway," a Mandalay Bay maintenance employee says in a newly released recording, per Fox 5 . But though hotel staffers responded to the outbreak of the Las Vegas mass shooting, asking for the shooter's... More »

George Clooney in Drunken Obama Argument?

But he and casino mogul Steve Wynn have very different accounts of how it went down

(Newser) - According to Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn, George Clooney recently got drunk off tequila shots at a dinner they both attended in Sin City and ended up in a foul-mouthed rant about politics that ended with Clooney storming off. According to Clooney, Wynn started the whole thing, and it... More »

Girls Gone Wild Files for Bankruptcy

We know you must be devastated

(Newser) - In what may be a perfect example of "what goes around comes around," Girls Gone Wild has filed for bankruptcy. Founder Joe Francis put his 16-year-old empire under bankruptcy protection yesterday in an effort to keep Las Vegas resort owner Steve Wynn from grabbing any of those assets,... More »

Girls Gone Wild Founder Hit With Another $20M Verdict

Steve Wynn now owed $40M by 'digital assassin'

(Newser) - Bad-mouthing casino mogul Steve Wynn has cost Joe Francis $20 million for the second day in a row. A jury awarded Wynn $20 million in punitive damages in his defamation lawsuit against the Girls Gone Wild founder yesterday, after awarding him $20 million in compensatory damages Monday , reports the Los ... More »

Girls Gone Wild Founder Loses $20M Slander Suit

Jury sides with casino mogul Steve Wynn

(Newser) - Lots of girls are going to have to go pretty wild to pay off Joe Francis' legal bills: A jury has awarded casino mogul Steve Wynn $20 million in his slander suit against the Girls Gone Wild soft-porn tycoon, reports the Los Angeles Times . Francis had publicly claimed that Wynn... More »

Steve Wynn: Businesses 'Frightened to Death' of Obama

Casino owner says that's why no one's hiring or investing

(Newser) - Why aren’t businesses hiring more people with the piles of cash at their disposal? Casino magnate Steve Wynn thinks it’s because they’re scared of Barack Obama. “I'm telling you that the business community in this company is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy... More »

9 Other Pricey Art Mishaps

Pablo Picasso's 'The Actor' is hardly the first expensive accident

(Newser) - The art student who tripped and tore a hole in a Picasso painting is probably fairly embarrassed—but will, perhaps, feel better knowing others can sympathize. The Independent lists nine other art catastrophes, some accidental and some not:
  • Cy Twombly: A woman kissed one of his paintings, leaving it smeared
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Vegas Star Gans Dead at 52

(Newser) - Master impressionist Danny Gans died this morning at age 52 at his Nevada home, the Las Vegas Sun reports. Though little known outside of Vegas, the musical chameleon was a Sin City superstar, performing before routinely sold-out crowds and appearing on the largest freestanding marquee in the world. “The... More »

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