Attorney paying ex-casino mogul Steve Wynn defamation claim
Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn has accepted an undisclosed financial settlement to end his federal defamation lawsuit against a well-known attorney who represented a dancer who she said accused Wynn of sexual harassment and retaliation. Los Angeles attorney Lisa Bloom retracted and withdrew claims she made in a news release in March 2018 announcing she represented a woman making claims of inappropriate behavior against Wynn, according to a statement included in a settlement document provided Tuesday to The Associated Press by Wynn's lawyers.news.yahoo.com
US sues casino mogul Steve Wynn over relationship with China
The Justice Department sued longtime Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday to compel him to register as a foreign agent because of lobbying work it says he performed at the behest of the Chinese government during the Trump administration. The department said it had advised Wynn repeatedly over the last four years to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, and is suing now because Wynn refused to do so.news.yahoo.com
House GOP takes cash from casino mogul accused of misconduct
A House Republican fundraising committee controlled by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy received over $770,000 from Steve Wynn, a Las Vegas casino mogul who stepped down from his company in 2018 after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.
Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson speaks during a news conference for the opening of Parisian Macao in Macau. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)LAS VEGAS – Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness. In what was widely seen as a mark of the Adelsons’ influence with Trump, Miriam Adelson was given a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018. Sheldon Adelson adopted his first wife’s three children and had two children with his second wife. Among numerous philanthropic projects, he and Miriam Adelson were especially committed to the research and treatment of substance abuse, a personal cause for Sheldon Adelson.
Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP donor, dies at 87
Adelson died Monday night from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Las Vegas Sands announced Tuesday. “If you do things differently, success will follow you like a shadow,” he said during a 2014 talk to the gambling industry in Las Vegas. In politics, Adelson was a record-breaking campaign donor who had the ear of domestic and international leaders, including President Donald Trump. Late in 2015, Adelson secretly purchased the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Soon his Macao revenue outstripped that of his Las Vegas holdings.
Is Georgia a swing state? Groups spend millions to find out
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)ATLANTA – The Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs don't take place until Jan. 5. And President Donald Trump has complicated the contest by claiming baselessly that the November election in Georgia was beset by fraud. Already, $329 million in advertising has been spent or reserved in the state since Election Day, according to data from the ad tracking firm Kantar/CMAG. While Biden’s campaign ran operations in Georgia until the Nov. 3 election, Senate Democrats’ campaign arm is in charge now. “People are very inspired by the Stacey Abrams magic,” said Michael Smith, a Los Angeles donor who has given to several groups raising money for the Georgia Democrats.
GOP fundraisers scored cash from big donors Wynn and Mercer, who had gone quiet in Trump reelection push
The pitch to these influential donors started last year, one of the people said. In other cases, there was a push to get new donors who were not Trump supporters during his last campaign. That same month, Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said the effort would cost at least $1 billion. In the first quarter of 2020, the Trump campaign, along with the RNC and their joint fundraising committees, raised $212 million. Representatives for Mercer, the RNC and Trump campaign did not return repeated requests for comment.cnbc.com
Wynn whistleblower argues she can't get a fair shake in court
The former salon manager at Wynn Las Vegas claims she was fired, blacklisted and intimidated into silence after she elevated her concerns in 2006 to then-president of Wynn Las Vegas, Andrew Pascal. Limcaco filed a federal lawsuit in 2018 against Wynn Resorts founder and former CEO and Chairman Steve Wynn and Wynn Las Vegas under an Equal Opportunity complaint. In April, Judge Miranda Du sided with Wynn Las Vegas and Steve Wynn when she ruled Limcaco had not made her claim within the statute of limitations. The employee is believed to be the accuser to whom Steve Wynn paid $7.5 million in a settlement. Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver said: "Because their opposition is to the federal district court, and not Wynn, we don't have a comment."cnbc.com
Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Tech Data, Amazon, Walmart, Facebook, VF Corp & more
Amazon.com (AMZN), Walmart (WMT) These and other retailers are on watch after an upbeat start to the holiday shopping season. Early data from Adobe indicates that online shopping on Thanksgiving Day jumped about 19 percent from a year ago. VF Corp. (VFC) The apparel maker is among the bidders for Italian Shoe brand Golden Goose, according to sources who spoke to Reuters. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) The casino operator will receive a total of $41 million from former CEO Steve Wynn and insurance carriers, as part of a settlement of shareholder lawsuits. Those lawsuits had accused company directors of failing to disclose an alleged pattern of sexual misconduct by Steve Wynn, allegations which he has denied.cnbc.com
Wynn Resorts settles with pension funds over sex allegations
"We filed our lawsuit in response to serious and repeated allegations of sexual misconduct by Steve Wynn and the prior board's alleged failure to stop it," said New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is in charge of that state's $209 billion retirement fund. He said it holds shares in Wynn Resorts with an estimated value of $23 million.chicagotribune.com
Ex-salon chief alleges Wynn Resorts spied at his new job
A former beauty salon director who went public about sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago is suing Wynn Resorts and company executives, alleging they invaded his privacy and spied on him at his next job in a bid to undercut his accounts.chicagotribune.com
Nevada gaming board wants to ban casino mogul Steve Wynn
(CNN) - The Nevada Gaming Control Board wants to strip Steve Wynn of his gaming license, after the casino mogul stepped down as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts following the disclosure of sexual harassment and assault allegations against him. "His conduct demonstrated that he is not a person of good character, honesty, and/or integrity," the board said in a complaint filed before the Nevada Gaming Commission Monday. "His conduct further established that he poses a threat to the public interest of the State of Nevada," the complaint says. Wynn's company, the gaming board complaint says, admitted to the control board it did not enforce company policies and procedures when it came to sexual misconduct allegations against Wynn, the complaint says. The negative reporting harmed Nevada's reputation and the gaming industry, the control board claims.
Warhol and Koons at Sotheby’s: Behind The Scenes
Warhol and Koons at Sotheby’s: Behind The Scenes Andy Warhol's Six Self Portraits and Jeff Koons' Popeye take in $58 Million. Sotheby's auctioneer Oliver Barker takes us behind the scenes as billionaire casino magnate, Steve Wynn pays $28 million for Popeye. Produced by Gilad Thaler.cbsnews.com