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Top GOP Donor Allegedly A Weinstein-Level Sexual Harasser

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Robert Donachie Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter

Billionaire casino and real estate mogul Steve Wynn is accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees, with accounts ranging from unwanted touching to coercion to engage in sexual acts.

The Wall Street Journal contacted over 150 of Wynn’s current and former employees to get details about the billionaire’s in-office sexual escapades and the accounts are disturbing.

One female manicurist recounts an appointment with Wynn in his office in 2005. The manicurist says Wynn, 75, repeatedly asked her to take her clothes off and lie naked on a massage table that Wynn perennially kept in his office. When she resisted, Wynn kept asking until she eventually got naked and had sex with him.

The manicurist’s supervisor filed a report with Wynn’s casino’s human-resources department after hearing what happened. Wynn later paid the manicurist a $7.5 million settlement.

Another woman, a massage therapist, says that Wynn would regularly schedule massage therapy appointments with her, which turned into sexually pleasuring the billionaire for an hour. Wynn would reportedly remove his towel, exposing his genitals and would ask the woman to massage his penis to orgasm.

Wynn also reportedly told one woman in his office, “So when are you going to come into my office and fuck me?”

Wynn’s office responded to the Journal’s report Friday, claiming the accounts are likely an effort on the part of Wynn’s ex-wife, Elaine, to win an ongoing legal battle to win control of his company.

“The recent allegations about Mr. Wynn reflect allegations made in court hearings by Mr. Wynn’s ex-wife, Elaine Wynn, in her legal battle with him and the company. It is clear that Mr. Wynn’s ex-wife has sought to use a negative public relations campaign to achieve what she has been unable to do in the courtroom: tarnish the reputation of Mr. Wynn in an attempt to pressure a revised divorce settlement from him,” Wynn Resorts told CNBC in a statement.

The billionaire is a big time donor for the Republican Party, giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republican candidates, committees and state campaigns in 2016 and 2017 alone.

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