Shaun White, in addition to having won copious gold medals at the Olympics and Winter X-Games, formed the band Bad Things in 2008. His former drummer, Lena Zawaideh, who was in the band from its formation until being fired in 2014, is suing White for what she claims was a prolonged stretch of alleged sexual harassment.
Among the allegations, Zawaideh claims White sent her sexually explicit and graphic images of “engorged and erect penises” and forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos “including videos sexualizing human fecal matter.”
One of the videos Zawaideh claims she was forced to watch was a couple killing a bear and then having sex on top of it. She also claims White forced her to watch “Church of Fudge” — a hardcore porn “involving a priest, a nun and fecal matter.” At one point, Zawaideh claims White stuck his hands down his pants, approached Zawaideh, and then “stuck his hands in her face trying to make her smell them.”
Further allegations from Zawaideh include shutting down White for a kiss in 2010, and being ordered to dress provocatively and wear her hair a certain way. TMZ provides a gallery of graphic text messages White allegedly sent Zawaideh. White’s camp has not yet responded to TMZ’s inquiries about this story.