Wayne Newton Sued for Breach of Contract, Sexual Assault
Posted on Jan 01, 2016
His former business partner is suing the internationally renowned singer Wayne Newton. In the lawsuit, the partner alleges that Mr. Newton engaged in a “sexually reprehensible and intimidating” assault, animal abuse, and mismanagement.
The partner further alleges that he had invested millions of dollars into turning Mr. Newton’s Las Vegas mansion into a museum. The project aimed to convert the estate into “Graceland West.” During the project, he asserts that Mr. Newton blocked development plans by refusing to vacate the home during construction. He further asserts that Mr. Newton failed to remove his horses and dogs from the property.
Also included in the complaint filed against the veteran singer are allegations that he committed “obnoxious sexual behavior” towards a young female worker. The worker allegedly resigned after being forced to withstand inappropriate kisses that were of a sexual nature. The woman claims to have felt the need to brace herself every time that she saw Mr. Newton in anticipation of an inevitable assault.
The lawsuit against Mr. Newton, singer of such famous songs as Danke Schoen, includes claims for breach of contract and fraud. It also names Mr. Newton’s wife and her 76-year-old mother as co-defendants amidst claims that the family unreasonably delayed the project to ensure that it would never open. The young woman referred to in the complaint relating to the sexual assault allegations has not yet filed her own complaint.
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