Sport Shaun White: Sex assault allegations are gossip

11:20  14 february  2018
11:20  14 february  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Shaun White has dismissed the sexual assault allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as " gossip .".

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White dismissed the sexual assault allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as " gossip " and hurried away from reporters trying to ask him more about the allegations

Men's halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White, of the United States, speaks at a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) © The Associated Press Men's halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White, of the United States, speaks at a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Shaun White has dismissed the sexual assault allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as "gossip."

White won his third Olympic gold medal Wednesday in the men's halfpipe, then was criticized on social media and questioned in a press conference about allegations made in a lawsuit by a former drummer in White's rock band.

The woman says White sexually harassed and refused to pay her. The lawsuit was settled last May.

White was asked in a media conference if the lawsuit might tarnish his reputation.

He says, "I'm here to talk about the Olympics, not gossip and stuff." He adds, "I don't think so."

Reporters attempted to follow up about the lawsuit, but the conference moderator shot them down. White rushed off stage as reporters questioned him about the allegations following the conference.

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