James Caan Offers Hottest Take Yet On Shaun White Sexual Harassment Allegations
James Caan probably isn’t losing sleep over the recent sexual harassment allegations lobbed at Olympic snowboarder Shaun White.
“Some people are saying that [Shaun White] shouldn’t be celebrated because he has a history of sexual harassment allegations. Should we still celebrate him?” a TMZ paparazzi asked Caan on a street corner in West Hollywood last night.
“Everybody had sexual harassment,” Caan answered. “How the f*** do you think we repopulated?”
Caan did make a point to specify that he himself has never done anything wrong — just in case anyone was wondering.
This has to be the hottest take on the #MeToo movement yet. And there have been some doozies. It’s important to note that James Caan hasn’t been accused of sexual harassment during his career, but saying that sexual harassment is the only way to repopulate might just be taking it a bit too far.
Shaun White was accused of sexually harassing his bandmate Lena Zawaideh in 2016. They settled things out of court but the allegations have followed him to Pyeonchang, where he was asked about the accusation during a presser after winning gold on Tuesday.
“You know, honestly, I’m here to talk about the Olympics, not about gossip, but I don’t think so. I am who I am and I’m proud of who I am and my friends love me and vouch for me and I think that stands on its own,” White said of the allegations.
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He later apologized for calling the case “gossip” and said he felt he’s “grown as a person” since the incident.