Special committee on Wynn allegations says it will investigate company policies
LAS VEGAS (News 4 & Fox 11) —
A special committee formed to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct levied against casino mogul Steve Wynn will also investigate his company's internal policies.
In a statement released Monday, the special committee formed by Wynn Resorts' board of directors said it will "conduct an expanded and comprehensive review" to ensure there is "a safe and respectful workplace for all employees."
The company has also retained the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as outside counsel to help with the review, according to the statement.
The Wall Street Journal reported in January that several employees alleged Wynn sexualized their workplace and pressured employees into sex acts, with one case leading to a $7.5 million settlement.
Wynn denied allegations of assault but stepped down as CEO of Wynn Resorts last week, saying he could not perform his duties after becoming "the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity."
The Nevada Gaming Control Board announced it would also investigate the allegations against Wynn, with one regulator telling KSNV News3LV the resignation would not change anything.