The Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday of a new scandal involving the casino mogul Steve Wynn:
Not long after the billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn opened his flagship Wynn Las Vegas in 2005, a manicurist who worked there arrived at the on-site salon visibly distressed following an appointment in Mr. Wynn’s office.Please help us out :
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Sobbing, she told a colleague Mr. Wynn had forced her to have sex, and she repeated that to others later.
After she gave Mr. Wynn a manicure, she said, he pressured her to take her clothes off and told her to lie on the massage table he kept in his office suite, according to people she gave the account to. The manicurist said she told Mr. Wynn she didn’t want to have sex and was married, but he persisted in his demands that she do so, and ultimately she did disrobe and they had sex, the people remember her saying.
Wynn denied the Wall Street Journal accusations, calling the idea that he ever assaulted any woman “preposterous.” But the WSJ investigators said they interviewed dozens of people who worked in Wynn Resorts and casinos. They include a significant number of details including accusations that he forced employees to perform sex acts.
They portrayed Wynn’s behavior as “cumulatively would amount to a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct”,
The reporting claims that Wynn agreed to a $7.5 million settlement with the manicurist. References to the incident were included in a lawsuit filed by Wynn’s ex-wife Elaine, at the time of divorce.
Since Wynn, is the finance chair of the Republican National Committee (DNC) it will be interesting to see if the Republicans face pressure to return his donations, as DNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said in October at the Weinstein case: “If the DNC truly stands up for women like they say they do, then returning Weinstein’s dirty money should be a no-brainer.”.