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02/27/2018 05:22 pm ET Updated Feb 28, 2018

Steve Wynn Accused Of Rape In New Police Filings: Report

The two women raise accusations against the Vegas casino mogul that date to the 1970s, according to The Associated Press.

Police reports recently filed against Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn detail more accusations of sexual misconduct from over 40 years ago. 

The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that it had obtained police reports filed by two unidentified women who accuse Wynn of rape and of firing a worker who refused to sleep with him.

One woman told Las Vegas police that she gave birth to a daughter after Wynn raped her at least three times in her Chicago apartment around 1973 or 1974. Another woman reported that she began having consensual sex with Wynn while working as a casino dealer at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas but that she was fired in the summer of 1976 after refusing him. 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.

Wynn stepped down from his position as CEO of Wynn Resorts after a Wall Street Journal report in late January outlined decades of sexual misconduct allegations. The mogul also resigned as finance chair for the Republican National Committee after the report.

Allegations against Wynn range from inappropriate comments and touching to soliciting sex acts from women who worked as manicurists and massage therapists at Wynn’s Las Vegas casinos. 

Wynn denied the initial accusations in an an earlier statement. He lashed out against the most recent allegations in a statement his spokesman provided to HuffPost on Wednesday.

“Mr. Wynn has never been supplied with these unsubstantiated accounts or the names of these accusers by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department,” the statement said. “It’s revolting that the media repeated such inflammatory claims from events that supposedly occurred four decades ago without the slightest bit of fact-checking or skepticism. This is not journalism. It is the peddling of smut and it is atrociously unfair to Mr. Wynn, his family and friends. Mr. Wynn is left to ask this simple question: When did we abandon such fundamental fairness, due process and decency?”

A spokesman for Wynn Resorts declined to comment, noting Wynn no longer works for the company. 

Ryan Grenoble contributed reporting.

This article has been updated to include a statement from Wynn’s spokesman.

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