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Wynn Resorts accuses Steve Wynn’s ex-wife of creating sex assault allegations

Nearly two years after casino mogul Steve Wynn left his company amid a torrent of sexual misconduct allegations, Wynn Resorts appears to be trying to clear his name — at least in part. The company on Friday accused Jorgen Nielsen, a former hairdresser with Wynn Las Vegas, of teaming up with Wynn’s ex-wife Elaine to concoct sexual assault allegations against the casino mogul ahead of his 2018 ouster, court papers show. The bizarre allegations are based on a November affidavit by Renee Palleggi, who says Nielsen called her in December 2017, while she was “putting up Christmas decorations,” to tell her that Elaine was helping reporters connect with women who claimed to have been assaulted by Wynn. “I informed Jorgen that the a ...