Superstar Olympian snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White is now facing a potentially serious legal case against the ex-drummer of his band, the Bad Things. The case, filed by Bohm Law Group, Inc. on behalf of Lena Zawaideh, who played in the group for several years.
During that period, the two-time Gold medalist White was accused of being a lewd and sexually aggressive band leader, with the following laundry list of offenses cited in the recent filing:
- Sending sexually explicit and graphic images to Zawaideh of engorged and erect penises.
- Forcing Zawaideh to watch sexually disturbing videos, including videos sexualizing human fecal matter.
- Making vulgar sexual remarks to Zawaideh such as, “Don’t forget to suck his balls!” when commenting about Zawaideh’s boyfriend.
- Sticking his hands down his pants, approached Zawaideh, and the sticking his hands in her face trying to make her smell them.
It’s unclear what relationship the pair had during the period, though White may counter-argue that these actions were merely part of a sex-filled relationship between the pair. In that counter-argument, things like ‘dick pics’ and lewd comments would be acceptable rules of the relationship, though issues involving California workplace violations will be sharply tested.
I can't tell if this was a vanity project or just proof that Shaun White is an immature asshole. Bonus tip for serial abusers out there--sending dick picks is essentially proof that you don't know what you're doing anymore.