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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 »

Places Some Celebs Aren't Allowed to Go

Lil Wayne can't party at the Wynn Hotel

(Newser) - Lil Wayne may no longer be behind bars, but he found himself barred all the same while in Vegas. The rapper had planned to party (sober, we're assuming, since he's prohibited from drinking for three years) at the Wynn after a performance with Drake, only to find out he wasn't... More »

Brooks' Vegas Gigs Sell Out in 5 Hours

30K tickets sell briskly as country star ends retirement

(Newser) - Country music superstar Garth Brooks can still pack 'em in, selling out 30,000 tickets in five hours yesterday for a series of 20 small-scale Vegas shows that will end his retirement for the time being. The Oklahoma cowboy will put on four shows a weekend for five weekends in... More »

Under Pressure, Wells Fargo Cancels Vegas Junket

(Newser) - Wells Fargo, which received $25 billion in TARP funds, has canceled a swanky corporate retreat in Las Vegas after criticism began to mount, the AP reports. The bank had booked 12 nights at two pricey hotels to recognize top employees. Wells Fargo initially defended the retreat when news of it... More »

What Downturn? Vegas Gets New $2.3B Resort

Mogul riding high while rivals, Vegas struggle

(Newser) - Recession has dimmed the glittering lights of Las Vegas, but it hasn’t stopped hotel and casino mogul Steve Wynn, AFP reports. Wynn is preparing to open the lavish $2.3 billion resort Encore on Monday as Sin City weathers its worst economic meltdown in decades. “I don't owe... More »

Barkley Pays Up, But It's Not Over Yet

Ex-NBA star must shell out more for DA's fee

(Newser) - Former NBA great Charles Barkley has paid off his $400,000 gambling debt to a Las Vegas casino, but he's still got a charge left to settle: the district attorney's office is levying a $40,000 processing fee. Barkley says he hadn't known about the extra charge, but plans to... More »

Spas Get the Vegas Treatment

Relaxation is another of Sin City's pricey pastimes

(Newser) - Las Vegas' go-big-or-go-home attitude runs from its slots to its spas, which now rival the Dead Sea as the world's favored soaking grounds, W reports. But what separates Sin City from Baden-Baden is the de-emphasis on escaping it all: At these luxury bathhouses, seeing and being seen is equally important... More »

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