Allegations Mount Against Steve WynnNewser — Rob Quinn
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.
One woman says she was assaulted in Las Vegas and the other says the casino mogul assaulted her in Chicago. Police in Las Vegas say they will investigate the allegation there, but the statute of limitations expires in Nevada after 20 years.
The other allegation has been forwarded to police in Chicago, but legal experts say charges in Illinois are also extremely unlikely.
Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Larry Hadfield says they encourage victims to come forward whether it is possible to file charges or not.
Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver says the company has no comment "because this involved a company before the establishment of Wynn Resorts," the AP reports.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the company, days after canceling an outside law firm's investigation of the allegations against Wynn, has now hired a law firm with close ties to the company to conduct what it says will be an expanded investigation.
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