Olympian Shaun White states he’s a ‘altered individual’ after calling previous claims ‘chatter’

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Shaun White’s past returned to the leading edge as the Olympic snowboarder made a gold medal throughout the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. After describing an unwanted sexual advances claim submitted versus him in 2016 as “gossip” throughout an interview, White asked forgiveness throughout an interview on NBC’s Today with Savannah Guthrie.

“I’m truly sorry that I chose the word gossip,” he stated. “It was a poor choice of words to describe such a sensitive subject in the world today, and I’m just truly sorry, and I was so overwhelmed in just wanting to talk about how amazing today was and share my experience.”

According to the 2016 problem, published online by NBC, attorneys for Lena Zawaideh, a previous drummer in White’s Bad Things rock band, declared he “repeatedly sexually harassed her” by sending out “sexually explicit and graphic images to Zawaideh” and “[forcing] her to watch sexually disturbing videos.” The match likewise specified White declined Zawaideh salaries after shooting her. Per The Associated Press, the match was settled in May for a concealed quantity without any misdeed confessed. In his preliminary action to the match, White supposedly stated, “Many years ago, I exchanged texts with a friend who is now using them to craft a bogus lawsuit.”

“I’m here to talk about the Olympics, not gossip and stuff,” White informed press reporters throughout an interview at the Olympics. The professional athlete then informed Guthrie on Today, “I’ve grown as a person over the years and it’s amazing — I mean, you’ve known me for a long time now — it’s amazing how life works and twists and turns and lessons learned. So every experience in my life I feel like it’s taught me a lesson and I definitely feel like I’m a much more changed person than I was when I was younger and, yeah, I’m proud of who I am today.”

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