UPDATE 4:50 P.M. MARCH 28: Kim Sinatra, general counsel for Wynn Resorts, released a statement Wednesday afternoon regarding Wednesday’s hearing.
“I disagree vehemently with Elaine Wynn’s testimony. My recollection, which is clear, is that at no time did Elaine Wynn ever tell me that there was an allegation of rape against Steve Wynn. In the relevant conversation in which she promised to destroy Steve Wynn and said she didn’t care if that reduced the company's stock price to zero in the process, Elaine Wynn made an oblique reference to a settlement, and nothing more.”
UPDATE 4 P.M. MARCH 28: Elaine Wynn says she told the general counsel of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts in 2009 that she had received information alleging her now ex-husband had "raped" an employee in 2005.
Elaine Wynn's comment came Wednesday during a court hearing in a yearslong civil case involving her, her ex-husband and the casino-operator.
She says general counsel Kimmarie Sinatra later told her the accusation against Steve Wynn was "deemed not to have been an issue of concern for the company" and that it was "handled personally."
The special hearing was meant for her attorneys to show that she reported to the company bad acts alleged against her ex-husband and others.
She has argued she was not re-nominated the company's board of directors in 2015 because of her inquiries into company activities.
UPDATE 10:15 A.M. MARCH 28: Attorneys for Steve Wynn's ex-wife have shown portions of depositions of him and Wynn Resorts' general counsel in a court hearing meant for their client to show evidence that she reported to the company bad acts she has alleged against him and others.
The hearing Tuesday is the latest move in a yearslong civil case involving Elaine Wynn, her ex-husband and the company they founded.
Elaine Wynn has accused her ex-husband and others of removing her from the company's board of directors in 2015 because of her inquiries into company activities. She has claimed that she was not re-nominated to be a board member that year as a result of retaliation.
Steve Wynn's deposition focused on the alleged illegal gambling activities of two executives.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Evidence of disgraced casino mogul Steve Wynn's alleged pattern of reckless behavior and mismanagement of Wynn Resorts could be presented during a court hearing this week.
The hearing scheduled for Tuesday is part of a yearslong case involving him, his ex-wife and the company they founded.
The hearing could feature previous deposition testimony as well as witnesses, including Elaine Wynn, who has accused her ex-husband and others of getting her off the board of directors in 2015 because of her inquiries into company activities.
He has vehemently denied the allegations the newspaper reported and attributed them to Elaine Wynn, whose attorney has denied that she instigated the news report.