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Posted: January 27, 2018

Steve Wynn resigns as RNC finance chairman amid sexual misconduct allegations

FILE - This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by its founder Steve Wynn, describing it as a smear campaign related to divorce proceedings from his ex-wife. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that a number of women say they were harassed or assaulted by the casino mogul. Wynn denied the allegations personally in a printed statement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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FILE - This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by its founder Steve Wynn, describing it as a smear campaign related to divorce proceedings from his ex-wife. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that a number of women say they were harassed or assaulted by the casino mogul. Wynn denied the allegations personally in a printed statement. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as the finance chairman for the Republican National Committee.

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RNC chair Ronna McDaniel issued a brief statement confirming the Politico report that surfaced Saturday afternoon: "Today, I accepted Steve Wynn's resignation as Republican National Committee Finance chair."

Wynn, 76, has come under fire this week after a Wall Street Journal story was published in which dozens of women accused the mogul of sexual misconduct. Wynn has adamantly denied the allegations, calling them “preposterous.”


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