US casino magnate Steve Wynn has resigned as CEO of Wynn Resorts, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
This resignation comes about ten days after the publication of accusations of sexual assault on several employees of the group, which he denies.
“For two weeks I have been the subject of an avalanche of negative comments (…) I have come to the conclusion that I can not effectively perform my duties. As a result, I decided to resign as CEO, “said Wynn, quoted in the group’s press release.
Shortly after the charges were released, Steve Wynn had already stepped down as Republican Party Finance Officer.
He said that his former wife, Elaine, was behind the charges, which, he said, were intended to favor him in the proceedings. She claims the revision of the conditions of the divorce in her favor.
Starting from a small group of bingo halls in the northeastern United States, Steve Wynn built a gambling empire on his name, including the construction of the Mirage and Bellagio casinos in Las Vegas.