A lawsuit was filed this week alleging that staff at the Hampton Inn Las Vegas/Summerlin and Palms Casino Resort failed to intervene in sexual activity involving a 16-year-old girl. The lawsuit, reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, states that the girl, referred to as Sarah in the lawsuit, was taken to the Hampton Inn for sexual activity on multiple occasions, often with the same man. Hotel employees allegedly observed the girl, but did not take any action to help her, according to the lawsuit.
Additionally, the lawsuit claims that Sarah and two other victims were invited to the Palms for a photoshoot, but were then coerced into attempting to act in a pornographic film. When the girls fled the hotel, one of them informed her mother, who then contacted the casino’s security office.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and the plaintiff is represented by The 702 Firm located in Las Vegas. The firm argues that the lawsuit addresses a larger societal issue related to human trafficking and aims to ensure that laws against human trafficking are faithfully carried out.
The lawsuit, filed in Clark County District Court, names the owners of the Hampton Inn, a Hilton brand, and Hilton-related companies, as well as Red Rock Resorts, the previous owner of the Palms, and the current owner, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The alleged trafficker is also named in the lawsuit.
Casino.org reached out to the Palms, Hilton, Red Rock Resorts, and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for comment, but no immediate statements were released.
If the case proceeds to trial, evidence is likely to be presented about the suffering endured by the teenage victim from the alleged incidents. The parties named in the lawsuit are expected to file responses to the allegations made in the complaints. Attorney Michael Kane, representing the plaintiff, emphasized the importance of ensuring that laws against human trafficking are faithfully carried out.