LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess) — Gaming regulators in Nevada have filed a complaint against former casino entrepreneur Steve Wynn that if upheld, could prevent him from returning to the industry in that state.
According to the Associated Press, the complaint, which was filed on Monday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, outlines a list of sexual misconduct allegations that have been leveled against Wynn since 2018.
The complaint calls on the state’s Gaming Commission to fine Wynn and revoke his status of being suitable to be licensed in the gaming industry, the AP reported.
Suitability findings can be based on a number of criteria, including background checks, and actions considered to be “inimical to the public health, safety, morals, good order and general welfare” of the state’s residents, or the reputation of its valuable gaming industry.
Wynn stepped down in from his role at Wynn Resorts in early 2018, amid a growing public scandal over allegations of sexual conduct from several former employees. It is unclear if he plans to try to return to the industry.
Wynn has denied all misconduct but his former company was hit with a $20 million dollar fine in February to settle claims that it failed to properly investigate sexual misconduct claims against Wynn brought by former employees.
Gambling regulators in Massachusetts hit the company with a $35 million dollar fine in April, but allowed them to continue operating the Encore Boston Harbor resort, the AP said.
According to the AP, an investigation by the Nevada gaming control board showed that Wynn in 2005 paid $7.5 million to a former employee who claimed she was raped and impregnated by Wynn. Another employee claimed Wynn forced her into a non-consensual relationship that lasted over a year and resulted in a $975,000 private settlement.