Olympic Gold Medalist and Sexual Harasser
LENA ZAWAIDEH, Plaintiff,
SHAUN WHITE ENTERPRISES, INC.,
Lena Zawaideh, the only female member in Bad
Things, learned the darker side of Shaun White when he repeatedly sexually harassed her and forced his authoritarian management style on her for over seven years. White sent sexually explicit and graphic images to Zawaideh of engorged
and erect penises, forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos, including videos sexualizing human fecal matter, and made vulgar sexual remarks to her such as, “Don’t forget to suck his balls!” when commenting on her boyfriend. At one point, White stuck his hands down his pants, approached Zawaideh, and stuck his hands in her face trying to make her smell them. As the financier of Bad Things, White used his role to impose a strict regime over Zawaideh, going so far as to demand that she cut her hair, wear sexually revealing clothes and underwear, and refrain from wearing red lipstick—her own personal signature.