US court dismisses sexual harassment case against Steve Wynn

A US federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Wynn Resorts Ltd. from nine anonymous women who claim they were sexually harassed by former Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Wynn Macau CEO, Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The nine women had filed a lawsuit against the gaming operator over how the group handled sexual allegations against its former CEO and Chairman in October, 2019.

According to the report, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada said that the women failed to sufficiently defend their decision to use pseudonyms, and improperly used collective pleading instead of pleading individual acts.

The court considered that the accusers had not sufficiently pleaded their case to keep their names hidden, and failed to substantiate that their privacy interests outweighed the public’s right of access to the judicial proceedings.

The accusers still have the option to replead the lawsuit.

In 2018 a Wall Street Journal report over allegations of Wynn’s sexual misconduct against Wynn Resorts employees over decades led to businessman to resign to his chairman and CEO positions at the gaming group and at its local subsidiary, Wynn Macau, with Matt Maddox taking the helm.