After allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light, many survivors of sexual assault and harassment have come forward, outing powerful men across industries. In a watershed moment against sexual misconduct, these men are being held accountable.
Here are some of the famous men who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the wake of Weinstein’s case, in no particular order. (No. 9 is especially horrifying as he used the moment to come out to the public.)
1. Shaun White
Number of accusers: 1
Consequences: reached a settlement
In 2016, Olympic snowboarder Shaun White faced a lawsuit from Lena Zawaideh, his former Bad Things bandmate. She accused him of owing her money from her time with the band, as well as sexually harassing her. Zawaideh alleged he made her watch pornography and sent her text messages of a sexual nature.
They reached a settlement last year, but reporters brought up the lawsuit after White won a gold medal during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. White called the sexual misconduct allegations “gossip,” before changing the subject. The next day he released a statement apologizing for his “poor choice of words to describe such a sensitive subject in the world today.”
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