The Wall Street Journal spoke to 150 employees of Steve Wynn’s casinos about his behavior with women at his various casinos. The extensive story that resulted is filled with graphic detail from numerous different sources who were either harassed, salon employees who performed sexual favors for him during massages in return for payment or were aware of complaints over a number of years.
Wynn is a well-known art collector. The WSJ’s report is too long to summarize but this chilling passage will give you a sense of what it contains:
Mr. Wynn is a regular on his casino floors, known for a keen attention to details and what employees say is a temper that can flare when they fall short. He has frequently had services such as manicures, massages and makeup application performed in his on-site office at the Wynn Las Vegas.
The contrast between Mr. Wynn’s position and that of the salon and spa employees is stark. Former employees said their awareness of Mr. Wynn’s power in Las Vegas, combined with the knowledge that the jobs they held were among the best-paying available there, added up to a feeling of dependence and intimidation when Mr. Wynn made requests of them.
Some said that feeling was heightened at times by the presence in a confined office space of one or more of his German shepherds, trained to respond to commands in German.