On the heels of his Olympic gold-medal-winning run in South Korea on Wednesday, the snowboarder Shaun White was immediately asked about sexual harassment allegations that were leveled against him in , casting a shadow on the celebration. Asked if the claims could damage his reputation, Mr. The reporter tried to push the issue, but the event director, Nick Alexakos, put a stop to the questioning. Shortly after the news conference, Mr. And I definitely feel like I am a much more changed person than I was when I was younger.
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Shaun Roger White born September 3, is an American professional snowboarder , skateboarder and musician. He is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. White was born in San Diego, California. His ancestry includes Irish and Italian. White quickly drew the eyes of many in the skateboarder scene, including professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. Hawk befriended the nine-year-old White at a local skatepark and mentored him, helping White turn pro in skateboarding at the age of White has won many titles on his skateboard, including the overall title of Action Sports Tour Champion, and was the first person to compete in and win both the Summer and Winter X Games in two different sports.
Snowboarder Shaun White was accused of sexual harassment by his former bandmate
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White has been the world's dominant snowboarder for more than a decade, winning gold medals in , and again this year, completing a comeback after finishing fourth in As White was competing, many on social media resurfaced the details from the lawsuit by a former drummer in White's rock band, Bad Things. Lena Zawaideh said White sexually harassed and refused to pay her wages after he fired her. The lawsuit was settled in May for an undisclosed amount. And I think that stands on its own.