It’s sad to see the amount of sexual allegations that have continued to unravel for the last year. While many of the allegations are disgustingly true, others have falsely accused. Unfortunately, it is hard to tell the difference anymore.
Republican National Committee (RNC) finance chairman Steve Wynn has announced his resignation among accusations of sexual misconduct. However, he does deny the accusations, and maintains his innocence.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel stated, “Today I accepted Steve Wynn’s resignation as Republican National Committee finance chair.”
The RNC’s statement Saturday, first reported by Politico, was its first response since allegations of sexual misconduct involving the casino mogul broke the previous day.
GOP officials came under pressure to respond after The Wall Street Journal reportedFriday on the allegations against Wynn, which span decades, from employees at his properties.
The Journal reported that Wynn reached a $7.5 million settlement with a manicurist who worked at his Wynn Las Vegas property who said he forced her to have sex with him. Other women reported multiple other instances of inappropriate touching or comments.
“The idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous. We find ourselves in a world where people can make allegations, regardless of the truth, and a person is left with the choice of weathering insulting publicity or engaging in multi-year lawsuits,” Wynn said, “It is deplorable for anyone to find themselves in this situation.”
He added, “The instigation of these accusations is the continued work of my ex-wife Elaine Wynn, with whom I am involved in a terrible and nasty lawsuit in which she is seeking a revised divorce settlement.”
Of course, Elaine Wynn’s attorney has denied Wynn’s claim.
News of the allegations sent Wynn Resorts’s stocks plummeting on Friday, with the company’s board of directors launching an investigation “comprised solely of independent directors” to look into the allegations.
It also fueled political attacks, with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) hammering its Republican counterpart for two consecutive days, accusing party officials of having a double standard when it came to handling allegations of sexual misconduct.
Democrats noted that Republicans were quick to call out Democratic lawmakers and say that the party should return donations from filmmaker Harvey Weinstein when a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against him emerged in the fall.
On Friday, DNC deputy communications director Sabrina Singh said, “In the exact words of RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, ‘If you stand for treating women well and you stand for the respect of women, you shouldn’t take money from somebody who treated women with the absolute highest level of disrespect.'”
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