According to three senior Republican officials briefed on the situation, business magnate and Republican National Committee Finance Chairman Steve Wynn stepped down Saturday.
Just a day earlier, the Wall Street Journal published a report containing accusations of sexual harassment against Wynn.
The 76-year-old was handpicked by President Trump for his position, but the president has not commented on the allegations. However, RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said she spoke with the president following his return from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Saturday morning.
McDaniel also released a statement, saying “Today I accepted Steve Wynn’s resignation as Republican National Committee finance chair.”
Wynn has donated over $2.5 million to the Republican Governor’s Association over the last decade, and a combined amount of about $800,000 to other groups like the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the RNC, and the National Republican Congressional Committee, according to his finance records.
Wynn is prominently known in the luxury casino and hotel industry, particularly in Las Vegas.
In an statement emailed to Politico on Friday, Wynn claimed the allegations against him were made up by his ex-wife, who he is currently entangled in a lawsuit with to revise their divorce settlement. “The idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous,” Wynn said. “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.”