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Steve Wynn smiles in New York as hundreds are interviewed in sex harassment probe

  • Wynn, 76, and Andrea Hissom, 54, stepped out in Manhattan on Wednesday 
  • The former CEO and chairman of Wynn resorts resigned in early February 
  • He has been accused by several woman from his hotel of harassment and assault
  • Along with hundreds of interviews, three million documents have been reviewed
  • The investigation is expected to be completed later this year, it was revealed

By Dailymail.com Reporter and Associated Press

Published: 01:54 EDT, 17 May 2018 | Updated: 02:53 EDT, 17 May 2018

Steve Wynn and his wife were all smiles in New York City as it was revealed that 114 people have been interviewed in the casino magnate's sex harassment probe.

Wynn, 76, and Andrea Hissom, 54, grinned for the cameras as they stepped out in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon.  

Wynn resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts after several women, including a manicurist and Vegas showgirl, accused him of harassment and assault.

Pat Mulroy, the chairwoman of the internal committee looking into the allegations, told shareholders that hundreds of people have been interviewed. 

Steve Wynn and his wife were all smiles in New York City, even as it was revealed that 114 people have been interviewed in the casino magnate's sex harassment probe
Steve Wynn and his wife were all smiles in New York City, even as it was revealed that 114 people have been interviewed in the casino magnate's sex harassment probe

Steve Wynn and his wife were all smiles in New York City, even as it was revealed that 114 people have been interviewed in the casino magnate's sex harassment probe

She said three million documents have also been reviewed as part of the investigation, which is expected to be finished later this year. 

A dancer who worked for the show Showstoppers at the Wynn Las Vegas from 2014 to 2016 said female dancers were given special instructions when Wynn stopped by.

'The female dancers were instructed immediately to strip down to bras and panties, put on heels, and apply extra makeup so as to be sexually appealing to Mr Wynn,' according to attorney Lisa Bloom's firm, which is representing the dancer. 

'Mr Wynn would then sit in the front row of the theater and leer while the female performers danced particularly physically revealing segments of the show.' 

Wynn, who has since stepped down as CEO of his company, filed a defamation suit against Bloom in April.  

The hotel mogul claims he has been 'legally blind for almost two decades', and says this is proof it was impossible for him to leer at his dancers. 

Wynn, 76, and Andrea Hissom, 54,stepped out in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon
Wynn, 76, and Andrea Hissom, 54,stepped out in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon

Wynn, 76, and Andrea Hissom, 54,stepped out in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon

Wynn resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts after several women, including a manicurist and Vegas showgirl, accused him of harassment and assault 
Wynn resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts after several women, including a manicurist and Vegas showgirl, accused him of harassment and assault 

Wynn resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts after several women, including a manicurist and Vegas showgirl, accused him of harassment and assault 

Wynn has retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a genetic disorder in which the cells in the retina breakdown. 

WHAT IS RETINIS PIGMENTOSA? 

Wynn has retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a genetic disorder in which the cells in the retina break down. 

Common symptoms include difficulty seeing at night and a loss of peripheral vision.

Those with RP experience night blindness and, as the disease progresses, many tend to develop tunnel vision. 

'They may have difficulty performing essential tasks of daily living such as reading, driving, walking without assistance, or recognizing faces and objects,' according to the Institute. 

People with RP will lose their vision slowly over time but will 'usually not become totally blind'. 

Source: National Eye Institute, American Academy of Ophthalmology 

People with RP will lose their vision slowly over time but will 'usually not become totally blind', according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. 

Wynn has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of female employees at his Las Vegas casino, though he denies the allegations.

In a recent court filing, his ex-wife Elaine alleged that a $7.5million payout was made in 2005 to a manicurist he forced into having sex with him.

In January the Wall Street Journal spoke to 150 people who worked for Wynn, with a number describing in detail the lengths they would allegedly go to in order to avoid being alone with their boss.

Some scheduled fake appointments to make sure they would not be chosen to give Wynn spa treatments, while others went so far as to hide in bathrooms when he came into the salon.  

Wynn resigned as chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts in April. 

The board of directors have since sought to show shareholders that they are working to strengthen the company's corporate culture and move forward without its founder.

A dancer who worked for the show Showstoppers (file image) at the Wynn Las Vegas from 2014 to 2016 said female dancers were given special instructions when Wynn stopped by
A dancer who worked for the show Showstoppers (file image) at the Wynn Las Vegas from 2014 to 2016 said female dancers were given special instructions when Wynn stopped by

A dancer who worked for the show Showstoppers (file image) at the Wynn Las Vegas from 2014 to 2016 said female dancers were given special instructions when Wynn stopped by

Wynn has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of female employees at his Las Vegas casino, though he denies the allegations 
Wynn has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of female employees at his Las Vegas casino, though he denies the allegations 

Wynn has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of female employees at his Las Vegas casino, though he denies the allegations 

In a recent court filing, his ex-wife Elaine alleged that a $7.5million payout was made in 2005 to a manicurist he forced into having sex with him
In a recent court filing, his ex-wife Elaine alleged that a $7.5million payout was made in 2005 to a manicurist he forced into having sex with him

In a recent court filing, his ex-wife Elaine alleged that a $7.5million payout was made in 2005 to a manicurist he forced into having sex with him

Shareholders who gathered in Las Vegas for the company's annual meeting on Wednesday learned of the many corporate initiatives implemented since Wynn resigned.  

The initiatives described to shareholders included a new community and culture department, a pay equity study, and a six-week paid parental leave policy. 

The three new female members of the board, who were all appointed last month, were also formally introduced. 

'I think changing some of the board is a positive because it's like you get old blood in there and it gets stale,' Gary Imbs, a shareholder from Boise, Idaho, said. 

'So, you need some new blood in there. Is it better? Is it worse? I think it's going to be better. People get complacent. They're getting paid these high salaries, and they feel like they don't have to do anything.' 

Pat Mulroy, the chairwoman of the internal committee looking into the allegations, said hundreds of people have been interviewed and three million documents have been reviewed
Pat Mulroy, the chairwoman of the internal committee looking into the allegations, said hundreds of people have been interviewed and three million documents have been reviewed

Pat Mulroy, the chairwoman of the internal committee looking into the allegations, said hundreds of people have been interviewed and three million documents have been reviewed

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