The Massachusetts Gaming Commission released on Tuesday its investigation into whether the company was concealing information about Wynn when it applied for a license in 2014.
Wynn, who is Jewish, resigned as CEO of his Las Vegas casino empire in February 2018, following multiple reports that he sexually harassed employees and led a sexually exploitative workplace culture.
Investigators spoke with dozens of witnesses and reviewed documents, finding that there was a “lack of cooperation from Mr. Wynn.” It culminated in a 209-page report that also mentions a settlement agreement from 2005 between Wynn and an employee. His ex-wife Elaine Wynn and Wynn Resorts’ top lawyer allegedly were aware, according to the Daily News.
It also found that Wynn was exempt from corporate procedures, such as the zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy. Employee wellbeing didn’t appear to be a priority, as the culture promoted staying quiet about allegations of sexual misconduct out of fear it would be pointless or result in backlash.
Workers involved in the attempted cover-up are no longer employed at the company, according to the Daily News. Still, there could be repercussions for the company’s Massachusetts casino license and a new resort rising in Everett in June.
Wynn Resorts has been in a similar position before — after being reviewed in Nevada, the company paid a $20 million fine. It was able to keep its casino license.
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