Steve Wynn Files Defamation Claims Against Associated Press Over Reporting of Rape Allegations
Michelle Williams | MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass. | April 13, 2018 12:00am
April 13--Steve Wynn, the founder of Wynn Resorts, has filed a defamation suit against The Associated Press and one of its reporters.
Wynn claims the news publication was malicious in its reporting of a rape allegation filed against him.
The Associated Press obtained a police report filed by the woman with police and reported the allegations in February. Her name was redacted in the police report due to the nature of the alleged crime.
The same woman filed the lawsuit in 2017 against Wynn. In the lawsuit, there was no mention of the alleged rape and she claimed Wynn "orchestrated the July 26, 1993, kidnapping of his daughter, Kevyn, and that Mr. Wynn's ultimate objective was to have Defendant Kuta and Kevyn murdered."
Kevyn is the daughter of Wynn and his ex-wife, Elaine Wynn. She was born in 1967, at least seven years prior to the year the woman alleged Wynn raped her, resulting in the birth of a child. The woman claimed Kevyn was her biological daughter.
The lawsuit alleges the Associated Press article "created a media frenzy of accusations against Mr. Wynn."