Republican National Committee Chairman Suddenly Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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January 27, 2018Jan 27, 2018

The Harvey Weinstein scandal that erupted last year has shed a spotlight on men-in-power sexually taking advantage of others. In addition to Weinstein, dozens of other famous names have made their way into an alleged sex scandal—"House of Cards” actor Kevin Spacey, former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, and television star Ed Westwick, to name a few.

The latest name to join the accused men is Steve Wynn—the casino baron and Republican National Committee finance chairman. On Friday, the Washington Post reported that Wynn is currently facing a number of sexual misconduct allegations, which he denied and blamed his ex-wife for initiating the rumors.

However, on Saturday, news broke that 76-year-old Wynn suddenly resigned from his position as RNC finance chairman.

According to Fox News, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel stated, "Today I accepted Steve Wynn’s resignation as Republican National Committee finance chair."

After the news about Wynn, a longtime Trump supporter and friend, went public, the Republican Party came under attack, reported Politico. Prior to his resignation, Democrats insisted he step down, and additionally, grouped his alleged behavior with that of other Republicans including President Trump.

This story is developing and, currently, little details are known. This article will be updated if more information is released.

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