A former massage therapist for Steve Wynn has filed a civil lawsuit against the Wynn Resorts founder, claiming he “mentally and emotionally” groomed her and used his “immense power to coerce” her to perform sexual favors.
The suit was filed with the Clark County District Court on Wednesday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, with the woman identified only as “Jane Doe.”
Allegations contained in the suit claim that the plaintiff was forced to perform sex acts around a dozen times over a 12-month period and that Wynn made “innumerable verbal propositions for sex and countless comments.” It is alleged that Wynn would give the woman US$1,000 after each session and instruct her not to tell anyone about what had occurred.
The incidents are claimed to have begun in 2011 and saw Wynn book regular appointments whereby he would lock the door and have guards and guard dogs stand outside. It is alleged that Wynn told her the dogs would attack on command.
“Wynn began mentally and emotionally grooming plaintiff for his true intentions; leveraging his immense power to coerce plaintiff to perform sexual favors,” the complaint states. “Wynn asked calculated questions of plaintiff to ensure he discovered any weaknesses he could exploit, such as her financial dependency on keeping her job.”
Wynn has previously denied all accusations against him.