Shaun White says he’s “truly sorry” for referring to his sexual harassment case as “gossip” — saying, “It was a poor choice of words to describe such a sensitive subject in the world today.”
The snowboarding legend appeared on the “Today” show early Wednesday to address the comments he made during Tuesday night’s post-Olympic media conference … where he was asked about the graphic sexual harassment suit filed against him in 2016.
TMZ Sports broke the story back in August 2016 … White was sued by his female bandmember, Lena Zawaideh, who claimed White would text her penis pics, sex videos involving fecal matter and forced her to style her hair in a way that appeased him during her 7-year run with the group.
White denied the allegations — but ultimately settled the case with Zawaideh in May 2017, the terms of which were not disclosed.
But Tuesday night in South Korea — right after White won gold in the men’s halfpipe — he was asked by an ABC reporter to address the allegations. White said he was there to talk about the Olympics, not “gossip.”
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