Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Jan 27, 2018, 16:46
Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Accused of Sexual Misconduct

According to Nielsen, he and others repeatedly told high-level company executives about Wynn's unwanted sexual advances, but "nobody was there to help us". One of these women said she complied, terrified of losing her job. In this new atmosphere of sexual harassment being a big deal in the political, social consciousness of this country, the Wall Street Journal started working on pieces just as we have and many other news organizations have.

Per The Hill, Wynn was also scheduled to host the president's inauguration anniversary bash with RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel in January 2018.

The abuse was apparently well-known among Wynn's employees - to the point that some took steps to protect one another.

The review will examine whether the conduct described in the Journal report violates state regulations or the terms of Wynn's gaming license, a commission official said. In some cases, female employees in the salon would hide in back rooms if they knew Wynn was on his way to the casino. "It is deplorable for anyone to find themselves in this situation", Wynn said.

"The idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous", Wynn said in a statement sent to Boston 25 News Friday. The casino mogul has denied the allegations, and has blamed his ex-wife for instigating them. She said that although she told him that she was married and did not want to have sex, he kept demanding that she do it. Last year, however, Wynn oversaw fundraisers for the president's re-election and the Republican Party.

The allegations claim that Wynn would have manicure appointments, as well as makeup sessions and massages in his Wynn resort in Las Vegas.

While it's not good to read too much into these allegations from an investment standpoint, they are serious and could lead to turnover at the very top of the company.

After allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced, GOP leaders and lawmakers called on the Democratic National Committee to return contributions he made to Hillary Clinton's campaign. But Wynn threw his support behind the latter during the 2016 election cycle, donating some $833,000 to Republican joint fundraising committees, according to Forbes.

Wynn denied the allegations personally in a printed statement.

Wynn, whom Donald Trump once called his "great friend" and who now serves as the finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, does not intend to step down from his role, according to The Washington Post.

A number of women claim they were either harassed or assaulted by the Republican Party high flier.