Updated April 29, 2018 – 12:55 am
Steve Wynn is suing a former Wynn Las Vegas hairdresser for defamation.
Wynn filed a lawsuit Thursday in Clark Country District Court in opposition to Jorgen Nielsen, one in all two folks to go on the file for the blockbuster Jan. 26 Wall Street Journal article that alleged the casino mogul sexually harassed feminine workers for many years.
Nielsen was quoted within the Journal article as saying that ‘’everybody was petrified’’ of Wynn. The stylist advised the newspaper that he and different workers knowledgeable firm executives concerning the harassment, however ‘’no one was there to assist us.’’
The article drew nationwide consideration and set off a sequence response that forced the casino mogul to resign as chairman and chief executive officer on Feb. 6 and promote his $2.1 billion in inventory in Wynn Resorts in late March.
‘’In falsely accusing Mr. Wynn of sexual misconduct within the #MeToo period, Defendant Nielsen acted with the illegal goal of smearing Mr. Wynn and creating office points for Mr. Wynn at a time when he was embroiled in extremely contentious and public litigation along with his ex- spouse, Elaine Wynn,’’ the lawsuit states.
Nielsen’s remark that Wynn chased one of many managers across the salon till she locked herself within the toilet couldn’t be true as a result of the 76-year previous is legally blind and has issues discovering somebody’s hand to shake, the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit claims Nielsen is the private hair stylist for Steve Wynn’s ex-wife Elaine Wynn ‘’and has been for years.’’ Steve Wynn had been embroiled in a bitter, six-year battle along with his ex-wife over management of Wynn Resorts shares till they settled this month.
Steve Wynn has mentioned he believes Elaine Wynn was behind the WSJ article.
Nielsen and a spokeswoman for Elaine Wynn couldn’t be instantly reached.