Wynn Resorts Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Concludes After Court Decision
After a lengthy legal battle, a sexual harassment lawsuit against Wynn Resorts that dates back to 2019 has finally reached a conclusion. In September, the company announced that it had reached a settlement with nine anonymous salon workers who filed the lawsuit.
On Friday, the legal drama came to an end as a judge approved the settlement agreement. US District Court Judge Gloria Navarro confirmed that the case was granted a stipulation for dismissal with prejudice, meaning the case cannot be brought back to court or appealed further.
The terms of the settlement agreement were not disclosed publicly, as they were filed confidentially with the US District Court. Despite the resolution of the lawsuit, the legal case had a significant impact on Wynn Resorts. The company faced fines and saw several executives depart as a result. Former CEO and chairman Steve Wynn left the company in 2018, a year before the sexual harassment lawsuit was filed.
As a result of the lawsuit, Wynn Resorts paid a $20 million fine to the Nevada Gaming Control Board for failing to investigate sexual misconduct allegations. Additionally, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission imposed a $35 million fine on Wynn Resorts for not disclosing the sexual harassment allegations when applying for a gaming license in the state.
In the 2019 lawsuit, the nine women, referred to as “Judy Does Nos. 1-9” in court documents to protect their identities, alleged repeated sexual misconduct and harassment by Steve Wynn. The allegations included asking intimate personal questions of a sexual nature, engaging in inappropriate behavior, and requesting massages near his genital area. Wynn has consistently denied these allegations and sold his interest in the company after resigning in 2018.
After years of legal battles and a confidential settlement, the sexual harassment lawsuit against Wynn Resorts has finally come to a conclusion, bringing an end to a challenging chapter for the company.