21.02.2018
RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn accused of forcing employees to regularly perform sex acts

RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn accused of forcing employees to regularly perform sex acts

Las Vegas casino and hotel magnate Steve Wynn has been accused of pressuring employees to perform sex acts with him.

Beyond this incident, dozens of people The Wall Street Journal interviewed who have worked at Mr. Wynn’s casinos told of behavior that cumulatively would amount to a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Wynn. Some described him pressuring employees to perform sex acts.

That the Wall Street Journal has put this together is admirable, but you’d have to read 18 paragraphs down to find that Steve Wynn is both the finance chance of the Republican National committee and a pal of Donald Trump’s.

Mr. Wynn’s political profile also has grown. He is a former casino-business rival of President Donald Trump, who said in 2016 that Mr. Wynn was a “great friend” whose advice he valued. After Mr. Trump’s election, Mr. Wynn became the Republican National Committee’s finance chairman.

Among other ugly ironies, this means that Wynn was the chair of RNC finances while the RNC was attacking Democrats for having taken donations from Harvey Weinstein. But Wynn’s proclivities were such an “open secret” that people in his organization regularly made plans to work around his assaults on female workers.

Former employees said they sometimes entered fake appointments in the books to help other female workers get around a request for services in Mr. Wynn’s office or arranged for others to pose as assistants so they wouldn’t be alone with him. They told of female employees hiding in the bathroom or back rooms when they learned he was on the way to the salon.