Casino mogul Steve Wynn has announced he is resigning as Republican National Committee finance chairman. The move follows a bombshell report in the Wall Street Journal Friday alleging a pattern of sexual harassment of his employees over a period of several years.
More than 150 people have spoken out against Wynn, with dozens of female employees accusing him of forcing them into sexual acts. Wynn, a billionaire, has overseen the construction of some of the most famous hotels in the U.S., including the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City and the Mirage and Bellagio hotels in Las Vegas. He has been a prominent donor to the Republican Party and has been the RNC’s finance chair since 2017.
In response to yesterday’s report, the board of directors of Wynn’s company, Wynn Resorts Ltd., formed a special committee to investigate the allegations. The seventy-four-year-old was chosen by President Trump to be the RNC’s finance chairman. RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel wrote in a statement today that she accepted Wynn’s resignation. A replacement has not yet been named.