Ok, I’ll be the dick and say it. Happy for the USA for Shaun White’s gold medal. That was a monster run, he’s unmatched with a board strapped to his feet. That said, reading about the sexual harassment suit he settled, whether some of the alleged acts are rumors or not, the guy is more douchebag than inspiration it might seem. I see he’s apologized this morning for having dismissed the claims as gossip, but I don’t see where’s he’s ever really commented on (apologized for) whatever occurred.
Hey, glass houses and all....I’m no perfect angel, but I’ve never done anything that would put me anywhere near a sexual harassment suit.
Also, I get that people change, and White is probably the changed man he says he is (acknowledging I guess that he did do something that he had to change). So good for him for that. I also know it’s hard because guys like him may have been thrust into the spotlight and a hero role he never wanted......but I still don’t understand how people can continue with bad behaviors once thrust into that position.
Dick pics, “forcing” her to watch graphic pornography, sticking his hands down his pants then thrusting them in her face, threatening to, and then firing her over questionable issues, not paying her.
That’s all between 2012 and 2016, White would have been 25 to 29 years old, so it’s hard to write it off as him being a stupid kid. At that point in his life he’s a role model and hero (whether wanted or no), and a pretty mature adult.....who chose to treat his female employee (she was his drummer) in such a manner.
I just don’t get how people think (or don’t) some time. One has to wonder how much White has really grown up and changed in a couple short years, but I hope he has.
I suppose, but in the #metoo world we live in today how could they not? What, did you graduate from the Kim Jong-un School of Journalism? It could have been considered irresponsible journalism to not have brought up such a relevant topic in today’s society. Don’t you think it’s fair to hold White accountable for his actions?