Mr. Las Vegas is defending himself against a lawsuit claiming it is “meritless”and “salacious,” RumorFix is reporting.
Wayne Newton, who was turning his Las Vegas home — “Casa Shenandoah” — into a $50 million museum, is being sued for standing in the way of construction and delaying the project. Court documents forecast an ugly battle including allegations of mismanagement, animal abuse and sexual harassment.
The lawsuit brought on by Newton’s ex business partner, alleges Newton sexually harassed a young female employee by kissing her in the mouth, which Newton’s attorney claims is “completely fabricated.”The company also claims Newton’s home was in a “sad state of disrepair” with his horses uncared for and 6-feet-tall animal manure piles covering the grounds — accusations that Newton’s lawyer says are “false and absurd.”
The Newton family released a statement to RumorFix late Thursday claiming the lawsuit is “a preemptive strike,” because Newton’s attorneys gave the company notice of a pending breach of contract lawsuit.
Here are the family’s allegations against Steve Kennedy and CSD, LLC:
- Failure to provide financial statements for a year and a half
- Failure to obtain building permits prior to construction
- Failure to consult with Wayne Newton
- Failure to construct proper building for the health of the animals
- Failure to build the Museum and Performance Theater
- Constant bullying of employees
- Spending exorbitant amounts of money
- Failing to hire a marketing director and operations team
Newton’s 76-year-old mother is also named in the suit, something Newton’s attorney calls “absurd.”