Ex-Bandmate Claims Shaun White Forced Her to Watch Porn

Lena Zawaideh is suing the snowboarder for sexual harassment
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 17, 2016 6:55 PM CDT
Shaun White's Ex-Bandmate Sues Him for Sexual Harassment
Olympic snowboarder Shaun White has been sued by the former drummer of his band, Bad Things, who claims White sexually harassed her.   (Richard Shotwell)

A former member of Shaun White's rock band is suing the Olympic snowboarding champion, claiming he sexually harassed and refused to pay her, the AP reports. Lena Zawaideh was the drummer in White's band, Bad Things, until 2014. In the lawsuit, she says White repeatedly sexually harassed her, forced her to watch pornography, and refused to pay her after she was fired. The lawsuit includes screengrabs of text messages allegedly sent by White asking her to cut her hair a certain way and suggesting she wear a provocative outfit. In a statement, White acknowledges that he exchanged texts with Zawaideh but calls the lawsuit "bogus." Zawaideh is suing on sexual harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and other grounds. (More Shaun White stories.)

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