Wynn Resorts wants judge to toss ex-salon chief spying claim

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wynn Resorts wants a judge to dismiss a former beauty salon director’s lawsuit alleging company executives invaded his privacy and spied on him after he spoke publicly about sexual misconduct allegations against former casino mogul Steve Wynn.

A court hearing is scheduled Dec. 10 on the bid to toss out hairstylist Jorgen Nielsen’s civil conspiracy lawsuit against Wynn Resorts, company chief Matt Maddox and two former top officials.

In documents filed Friday, the company says Nielsen wasn’t harmed by a person he calls an “undercover operative” sent by Wynn Resorts to pose as a customer at Nielsen’s subsequent job at another resort.

It also accuses Nielsen of providing key Wynn Resorts employee contacts ahead of a Wall Street Journal report in January 2018 alleging sexual wrongdoing by Steve Wynn.

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