Throughout the #MeToo movement, one group of alleged sex monsters have managed to totally avoid facing any consequences: men who had already been accused long before Weinstein’s downfall.
Right now, Shaun White is at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, cementing his legacy.
But, as we look at the allegations, fans of winter sports should ask themselves: does Shaun White really deserve their support?
Before we talk about the allegations against Shaun White, let’s talk about his better-known public misbehavior.
Several years ago — back in 2012, when people thought that the world was going to end but didn’t realize that it would be long, drawn out, and presided over by a malevolent orange — Shaun White was arrested for vandalism and public intoxication.
Allegedly reeking of alcohol, Shaun White pulled a fire alarm in his hotel, prompting the building’s evacuation.
He then apparently grappled a bit with someone who tried to stop him from fleeing the scene, and ended up being arrested.
Hey, we’re not judging anybody for drinking — but pulling a fire alarm can be dangerous or even lethal (if there’s a panic or if resources are diverted from a real fire). And, obviously, belligerence and alleged violence aren’t okay, either.
Unfortunately, there are more serious accusations against Shaun White.
In August of 2016, Lena Zawaideh — the drummer in Shaun White’s band, Bad Things, alleged in court documents that Shaun White had sexually harassed her.
Among the complaints was the allegation that Shaun had sent graphic images of a sexually explicit nature to her.
Shaun would later admit to having sent the messages.
In Feburary of 2017, Shaun’s team asked the court to compel Lena Zawaideh to undergo a psychological evaluation — we can’t speak to his team’s motives, but such orders are sometimes used as fishing expeditions or as an intimidation tactic.
Three months after the demand …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip