Shaun White Apologizes for Calling Sexual Harassment Claims 'Gossip'
Published on February 14, 2018
Shaun White Apologizes for Calling Sexual Harassment Claims 'Gossip' White originally made the comments at a press conference following his gold medal win in the Winter Olympics. The snowboarder was questioned by a member of the media, asking about the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him in 2016. I’m here to talk about the Olympics, not gossip. But I don’t think so. I am who I am, and I’m proud of who I am, and my friends love me and vouch for me and I think that stands on its own. The lawsuit was dropped in 2017, with an undisclosed settlement outside of court. White would then appear on the Today show and apologize for his word choice. I’m truly sorry that I chose the world ‘gossip.’ It was a poor choice of words to describe such a sensitive subject in the world today. I’ve grown as a person over the years. Every experience in my life I feel like it’s taught me a lesson.