Published Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 12:28 p.m.
Updated Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 3:26 p.m.
LAS VEGAS — A judge has granted Wayne Newton a restraining order against his landlord amid stalled plans to turn his Las Vegas estate into a celebrity museum — a project that has sparked allegations of fraud, mismanagement and sexual harassment.
Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ruled Thursday that developer Steve Kennedy must stay 50 feet away from the Newton family and their home.
The ruling means construction to turn Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah estate into a tourist attraction cannot continue.
Kennedy, manager of CSD LLC, filed a lawsuit two weeks ago claiming the Newton family was unwilling to move out of the mansion so it could be converted into a museum. The Newtons filed counterclaims alleging breach of contract and fraud.
Wayne Newton and Kennedy were both in court Thursday during the hearing at the Regional Justice Center.
After the hearing, Newton said he regretted entering into the deal.
Attorneys for Kennedy declined to comment on the case.
Both sides are scheduled to be back in court June 15 for a status check hearing, followed by a July 6 hearing to consider Newton’s motion to dismiss the suit.
Sun Staff Reporter Conor Shine contributed to this report.