Ryan to donate contribution linked to ex-RNC finance chairman

31 January, 2018, 11:00 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Resigns As RNC Finance Chairman After Sexual Misconduct Claims

A spokesman for Wynn - who Friday had dismissed any claims of sexual misconduct as "preposterous" - did not respond to a request for comment about Wynn's decision to leave the committee post, which was first reported by Politico.

Wynn has vigorously disputed the accusations. He was a prominent Democratic donor, and previous year, Republicans had a field day demanding his donations be returned. Rob Portman and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Mr Trump called Mr Wynn a great friend after he won the Nevada caucus in February 2016, and Wynn was named finance chairman of the committee in January 2017 after Mr Trump became president.

Wynn was among the organizers of a Trump fundraiser last week at the president's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, to celebrate the anniversary of the inauguration.

Wynn Resorts said in a statement that it requires all employees to undergo anti-harassment training.

Employees who spoke to the Journal said Wynn would ask massage therapists and manicurists for sexual favors, and had female employees booking fake appointments and hiding just to avoid him.

"We should return the money like we asked of the Democrats", Graham added, referring to demands by Republicans that the Democratic Party and all Democratic officials return money from Harvey Weinstein, the film producer and major donor to Democrats, who was sacked from his company and banned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following shocking allegations of repeated sexual assault. Wynn also helped the RNC collect over $130 million in donations while leading the committee's fundraising efforts during Trump's first year in office.

He added: "You're one of the lead dogs raising money in the party and you have to have street cred in the finance world so you can shake trees".

"The unbelievable success we have achieved must continue, Wynn said The work we are doing to make America a better place is too important to be impaired by this distraction".

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Democrats demanding RNC cut ties with Wynn.

. He said he remained focused on the company, its employees and its shareholders. "It is sadly no surprise that he keeps company with people like Donald Trump - a man who follows the same playbook of sexual abuse".

"He's an incompetent...all hat, no cattle", Wynn told The Wall Street Journal in 1996.

Wynn denies any wrongdoing and emailed a statement to Politico, saying the allegations were "the continued work of my ex-wife Elaine Wynn, with whom I am involved in a bad and nasty lawsuit in which she is seeking a revised divorce settlement".

Wynn has denied the allegations and has blamed his ex-wife for instigating them.

Ms. Wynn declined to speak to the Journal.

"The allegations against Steve Wynn are horrifying".

MA gaming regulators also indicated they would investigate allegations that Wynn, builder of The Mirage, Bellagio and the worldwide resort company that bears his name.

One of the women, a married manicurist who worked at the flagship Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino, received a settlement of $7.5 million from Wynn after she submitted a report of his misconduct in 2005 to the resort's human resources department, the report said.

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