The comments came as social media lit up with details from the lawsuit filed by a former drummer in White's rock band, Bad Things. In the suit, attorneys for Lena Zawaideh said White "repeatedly sexually harassed her" and refused to pay her wages after he fired her.
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The renewed focus on the allegations comes as the #MeToo movement and many activists are pushing for more accountability around sexual harassment and assault.
The lawsuit was settled in May for an undisclosed amount and no wrongdoing was admitted, according to The Associated Press.
In the lawsuit, Zawaideh's attorneys said White sent her sexually explicit and graphic images, "forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos" and "made vulgar sexual remarks to her." He allegedly told her to cut her hair and wear "sexually revealing clothes and underwear."
The lawsuit included screengrabs of text messages allegedly sent by White asking about the haircut and suggesting she wear a provocative outfit. In the past, White reportedly admitted to exchanging "texts with a friend who is now using them to craft a bogus lawsuit." His lawyer once said the suit lacked merit.
The lawsuit said White grabbed Zawaideh's backside after leaving a Bad Things practice and that he once shoved a bottle of vodka into her mouth and "forced her to chug the vodka."
It also said "White stuck his hands down his pants, approached Zawaideh, and stuck his hands in her face trying to make her smell them."
Bad Things was formed in 2011, signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2013, and released a self-titled album in January 2014 — a month before White competed in the Sochi Olympics in Russia.
White has dominated snowboarding for a decade, scoring gold medals in 2006, 2010 and again this year in PyeongChang. His third medal represents a dramatic comeback after finishing fourth in Sochi in 2014.