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    Olympian Shaun White accused of sexual harassment

    Two years after the Sochi Games, Lena Zawaideh filed a civil suit in San Diego alleging White failed to pay her for the work she’d done as the drummer in his band Bad Things. Three months later, in August 2016, Zawaideh filed an amended complaint alleging White had sexually harassed her. In that complaint, she claimed that “White sent sexually explicit and graphic images to Zawaideh of engorged and erect penises, forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos, including videos sexualizing human fecal matter, and made vulgar sexual remarks to her such as, ‘Don’t forget to suck his balls!’ when commenting on her boyfriend.”

    As the financier of Bad Things, White used his role to impose a strict regime over Zawaideh, going so far as to demand that she cut her hair, wear sexually revealing clothes and underwear, and refrain from wearing red lipstick.” The complaint alleges White’s behavior got worse after he failed to win a medal in Sochi in 2014—that he “became increasingly hostile and threatening, especially toward Zawaideh. For example, on a few occasions when the band was practicing, White gestured that he was going to backhand Zawaideh. He yelled out uncalled for remarks such as, ‘I’ll fucking slap you.’ Zawaideh was fearful that White would hit her due to his irrational behavior at the time.”

    White immediately denied Zawaideh’s allegations, although he did admit sending her the text messages she included as exhibits in the lawsuit.

    NBC declined to answer a series of questions about whether it was aware of the allegations against White, whether the network planned to mention the allegations or settlement on air, or whether it would ask White about the claims in an interview.

    https://slate.com/culture/2018/02/nb...legations.html

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    What is the outcome the person wanted? If these allegation are years old, they were ready to drop 3 months ago.

    If it is to punish White, then why not take the matter to US Olympic coaches and keep him off the team

    Why wait till he is competing at the Olympics. I understand women can find their "voice" long after the incident...but seems she or whoever calculated till SWhite was at his moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    What is the outcome the person wanted? If these allegation are years old, they were ready to drop 3 months ago.

    If it is to punish White, then why not take the matter to US Olympic coaches and keep him off the team

    Why wait till he is competing at the Olympics. I understand women can find their "voice" long after the incident...but seems she or whoever calculated till SWhite was at his moment.
    Yea I am not sure but it appears all this came from a lawsuit from 3 years ago. I dont think the female has said anything recently. But it looks like it was all out for the public to see and nothing was done. Something should have been said at the very least during Olympic trials not now as he is ready to compete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Yea I am not sure but it appears all this came from a lawsuit from 3 years ago. I dont think the female has said anything recently. But it looks like it was all out for the public to see and nothing was done. Something should have been said at the very least during Olympic trials not now as he is ready to compete.
    It looks like the site Deadspin dropped the story now that White is in SK. it looks like the woman refiled the case.

    Still. If Deadspin is dropping the story now to get buzz, then so be it. If the women refiled the case, so be it.


    Let the system take its course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    It looks like the site Deadspin dropped the story now that White is in SK. it looks like the woman refiled the case.

    Still. If Deadspin is dropping the story now to get buzz, then so be it. If the women refiled the case, so be it.


    Let the system take its course.
    I wonder if the IOC would go so far as to remove his gold medals? That would be huge news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    What is the outcome the person wanted? If these allegation are years old, they were ready to drop 3 months ago.

    If it is to punish White, then why not take the matter to US Olympic coaches and keep him off the team

    Why wait till he is competing at the Olympics. I understand women can find their "voice" long after the incident...but seems she or whoever calculated till SWhite was at his moment.
    Fame?

    Perhaps it is "ready to drop" now because now is the best time to get the accuser maximum publicity.

    What better time to make money and fame off this allegation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Fame?

    Perhaps it is "ready to drop" now because now is the best time to get the accuser maximum publicity.

    What better time to make money and fame off this allegation?
    I thought Deadspin was the site that dropped the story, but I can't find anything on their site.

    seemed like the OP article were more pissed at NBC for hyping White.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    I thought Deadspin was the site that dropped the story, but I can't find anything on their site.

    seemed like the OP article were more pissed at NBC for hyping White.
    I think that could be due to the Matt Lauer incident. NBC had promised they wouldnt "drop the ball" again on charges of sexual harassment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I think that could be due to the Matt Lauer incident. NBC had promised they wouldnt "drop the ball" again on charges of sexual harassment.
    They have allegedly "dropped the ball" in other areas, though.

    There was Katie Couric messing up big time, about the Dutch.

    Then the other dude who managed to piss off N Korea and S Korea...at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I wonder if the IOC would go so far as to remove his gold medals? That would be huge news.
    I bet they would, if he was Russian. But, as an American...

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