The former drummer from Shaun Whites party Bad Things has accused the two-time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist of sexual abuse over the course of several years.
In a complaint filed in San Diego County on August 12, Lena Zawaideh claims White mailed her sexually explicit and graphic personas of male genitals, action her to watch sexually disrupting videos including ones that sexualized faecal matter, and established sexual observes to her.
The musician too accuses the snowboarder of formerly remaining his hand down his throbs and trying to stir her flavor them.
In addition to the sexual abuse Zawaideh responds she digested while invited to participate in the band from its pattern in 2008 to her firing in 2014, she claims White too denied her compensations, tried to force her to wear revealing invests and underwear, banned her from wearing red lipstick and eventually discontinued her for not cutting her hair.
I am seeking this case because women should not have to tolerate molestation at work. Shaun White should not be allowed to whatever he wants only because he is famous. Although I am embarrassed to have been treated this mode, I cannot sit by and watch him do this to other women, Zawaideh said in proclamation released by her lawyers.
On Tuesday, TMZ published some of the NSFW text messages that establish some of the amount claimed in the complaint put forward by the drummer.
Later in the working day, White confirmed that the texts was actually from him, but used to say Zawaidehs lawsuit is bogus.
Many years ago, I exchanged textbook with a sidekick who is now using them to craft a fraudulent litigation, the Olympian told the website in a statement through his solicitor. There is absolutely no coincidence to the timing of her contends, and we will protect them energetically in court.