TMZ — The female drummer in Shaun White’s rock band is doubling down in her lawsuit against the X Games star — claiming he sexually harassed her for years … and she has the text messages to prove it.
We broke the story … White is being sued by Lena Zawaideh — who formed the band Bad Things with White back in 2008. …
Zawaideh claims White sent her sexually explicit and graphic images of “engorged and erect penises” and forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos “including videos sexualizing human fecal matter.”
One of the videos Zawaideh claims she was forced to watch was a couple killing a bear and then having sex on top of it.
She also claims White forced her to watch “Church of Fudge” — a hardcore porn “involving a priest, a nun and fecal matter.”
UPDATE — Shaun White says he DID send a bunch of sexually explicit texts to the female drummer of his band — but says the two were friends at the time … and her allegations of sexual harassment are bogus.
It looks like we’ve got one of your classic gender politics, “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” misunderstandings on our hands. What to him are flirty, platonic texts messages to a female co-worker are to her penis pictures, poop sex and dead bear sex porn. It just goes to show what every hacky comic in the world will tell you, men and women are just … so … different.
Not that I’m judging Shaun White, but he has to know that what is harmless fun to him, like “Church of Fudge,” isn’t necessarily going to play with every audience. You’ve got to be able to read the room. Sex between a priest and a nun involving fecal matter sex is sort of, if you’ll pardon the expression, an acquired taste. You can’t just assume your drummer is going to share your appreciation for the art form. It’s really one of those situations where you have to follow the college code of seduction, where you ask permission every step of the way before you try to engage in dead bear and poop porn. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and all that.
So is The Flying Tomato right? Is it possible to send videos like that to someone who is basically an employee and claim it was just friendship, not harassment? That’s a question for greater legal minds than mine, so I’ll let the courts decide. Well, the courts and the major corporations who’ve been humping his image as a counterculture, chill bro, X-Games icon who can sell crap to the millennials. Regardless of what Lena Zewaideh thought, my guess is NBC, Oakely, Target and Red Bull don’t share his love of dead animals and feces erotica.