He is facing eviction from his longtime home and is also facing sexual assault allegations.
The legendary icon known best by his moniker, Mr. Las Vegas is no stranger unfortunately to legal problems.
Back in 1982, Newton filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to reorganize $20 million in debts. This included an Internal Revenue Service lien for back taxes.
In 2005, he disputed IRS claims that he and his wife Kathleen owed $1.8 million in back taxes and penalties from 1997 through 2000.
In February 2010, Newton made national headlines when process servers were turned away, at his Las Vegas estate, while trying to collect a $500,000 plus court judgment stemming from back pay owed to a former pilot.
That same month, Newton’s good friend and billionaire Bruton Smithtried to seize
for repayment of a $3.35 million loan.
Wayne Newton’s current problems concern his estate, Casa de Shenandoah.
He was involved in a partnership with Steve Kennedy with a company called CSD LTD.
A substantial amount of money was going to be invested to turn Casa de Shenandoah in to a major attraction dubbed, Graceland West.
Kennedy purchased the estate in 2010 for 20 million.
According to Newton and his family, he was to remain living at the main house with his family. He claims his presence was supposed to add to the attraction.
Not so says Kennedy
He claims that Newton has been trying to delay the project so that it never opens and he wants them out!
He says that he has paid millions for the upkeep of the property which was in disrepair.
Newton’s Kathleen Newton, has long been credited with helping her husband find a way out of his past legal problems.
She took the stand and testified that as part of the deal, a $2 million home was supposed to be built on the state’s premised where she, Newton and Newton’s mother would live.
According to Fox 5 Vegas, Kathleen Newton said that under the 99-year lease agreement, the Newtons would pay $12 a year would not have to pay for taxes, maintenance and insurance.
Earlier in the week, Kennedy lost a bid to remove the horses on the estate.
Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez denied a motion by CSD LLC to move the horses.
CSD says it cannot afford to continue paying the $37,000 monthly cost to care for the herd while the planned attraction “languishes in an unfinished state”.
Newton is also facing sexual harassment charges. He was accused of sexually harassing a young female employee that was hired to train his 55 horses by repeatedly kissing her on the mouth.
The worker quit and had threatened to sue Newton and CSD.
Will Newton and his family be forced from the home that he has lived at since 1968.