Republicans take $400k from casino mogul accused of sexual assault

Republicans take $400k from casino mogul accused of sexual assault

Casino magnate Steve Wynn has been accused of extensive sexual misconduct with female employees in his Las Vegas casino. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images politics Republicans take $400k from casino mogul accused of sexual assault In accepting the cash, the party says Steve Wynn has denied wrongdoing and not faced criminal charges. By ALEX ISENSTADT 05/17/2019 04:40 PM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The national Republican Party has accepted nearly $400,000 in donations from disgraced ex-casino mogul Steve Wynn — a move that comes just over a year after he was accused of sexually harassing or assaulting employees over a decade-long period. Wynn gave $248,500 to the Republican National Committee and $150,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in April, according to two people familiar with the contributions. The donations are set to be disclosed publicly later this month.Story Continued Below Wynn, a longtime Republican Party donor whose net worth has been pegged at nearly $3 billion, stepped down as chairman of Wynn Resorts in January 2018 following accusations that he engaged in an extensive pattern of sexual misconduct toward female employees at his Las Vegas casino. Wynn, 77, also resigned his post as RNC finance chairman. Wynn has consistently denied the allegations, saying that “the idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous.” He has accused his ex-wife, Elaine, of instigating the claims. POLITICO Playbook newsletter Sign up today to receive the #1-rated newsletter in politics Email Sign Up By signing up you agree to receive email newsletters or alerts from POLITICO. You can unsubscribe at any time. Yet the fallout has been substantial. In February, Wynn Resorts was fined $20 million by the Nevada Gaming Commission for ignoring employee complaints about Wynn’s behavior. Last month, the Massachusetts G
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