Steve Wynn Steps Down as CEO of Wynn Resorts

Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts, the company announced Tuesday.

The move comes after a Wall Street Journal report published in January detailed allegations of decades of sexual misconduct by the gambling mogul.

The allegations in the report detailed accounts from dozens of current and former employees that would amount to “a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct,” as well as a $7.5 million financial settlement paid to a manicurist who alleged she was pressured into having sex with Wynn.

 ‘Heavy heart’

“It is with a collective heavy heart, that the board of directors of Wynn Resorts today accepted the resignation of our founder, CEO and friend Steve Wynn,” non-executive director of the board Boone Wayson said in a statement. “Steve Wynn is an industry giant. He is a philanthropist and a beloved leader and visionary. He played the pivotal role in transforming Las Vegas into the entertainment destination it is today. He also assembled a world-class team of executives that will continue to meet the high standards of excellence that Steve Wynn created and the Wynn brand has come to represent.”

The board has appointed Matt Maddox, currently the company’s president, to be the CEO, the statement said.

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