Apparently as long as you win the gold medal, sex crimes and disrespecting the flag are OK.
CNN is reporting that snowboarder Shaun White called past sexual harassment allegations levied against him “gossip” during a news conference Wednesday after his historic gold medal win at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
The so called “gossip” centers around his admission that he sent lewd text messages to Lena Zawaideh. White and Zawaideh later reached an undisclosed settlement. Sending lewd texts is a sex crime.
In general people don’t settle stuff like this unless there’s something going on.
White also apologized for letting an American flag touch the ground after his gold-medal winning performance, which angered some viewers on social media.