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Nevada judge says woman defamed former casino mogul Steve Wynn

Posted at 8:39 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 11:39:21-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge says a woman defamed former casino mogul Steve Wynn when she reported to Las Vegas police in 2018 that Wynn raped her in Chicago in the early 1970s and that she gave birth to his daughter in a gas station restroom.

The judge awarded Wynn the "nominal" damage amount of $1 that the billionaire former head of Wynn Resorts and his attorneys sought from Halina Kuta.

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The judge found that Kuta "knowingly made a false report" to police.

The police document was a basis for an Associated Press report in February 2018 about allegations of sexual misconduct by Wynn. He has consistently denied such allegations.