Here’s why sexual assault allegations against Steve Wynn could make things even messier

Posted at 1:17 pm on January 26, 2018 by Sarah D.

In case you hadn’t heard, casino mogul Steve Wynn is the latest powerful man to be accused of sexual predation:

More from the Wall Street Journal:

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.

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.

“Everybody was petrified,” said Jorgen Nielsen, a former artistic director at the salon. Mr. Nielsen said he and others repeatedly told high-level company executives Mr. Wynn’s sexual advances were causing a problem, but “nobody was there to help us.”

It’s not looking too good for Wynn. Or, as it turns out, the RNC. See, in addition to running a casino and resort empire, Wynn is also the RNC’s finance chair:

Yeesh.

That’s not an unfair question.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.

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