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Snowboarder Shaun White apologized Wednesday for dragging a U.S. flag on the snow after his dramatic gold medal victory in the men’s halfpipe, but said he did not know he had let the flag touch the ground.
“I remember being handed the flag but I was trying to put my gloves on and hold the flag and get board,” he told reporters afterward. “Honestly, if there was anything, I definitely didn’t mean any disrespect.”
“The flag that’s flying on my house right now is way up there. So sorry for that,” White continued. “But I’m definitely proud — very proud — to be a part of Team USA and being an American and to be representing for everyone back home.”
White reclaimed his Olympic halfpipe title, landing back-to-back 1440s to knock Japan’s Ayumu Hirano out of the top spot, and at the same time won the United States’ 100th all-time gold medal at the Winter Olympics.
But White, who also won his third gold medal, immediately got criticism on Twitter for allowing the flag touch the ground several times while he was overcome with emotion following his career-capping performance.
LAPD Sends Three Harvey Weinstein Cases to District Attorney
Los Angeles police have sent three sexual assault cases concerning disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein to the city’s district attorney for possible charges, a spokesperson for the D.A.’s office confirmed to TheWrap.
The move comes three months after the D.A.’s office announced the launch of a task force tackling sexual assault cases in Hollywood. The task force is primarily focused on cases concerning Weinstein and director James Toback, who are both being investigated by police for alleged incidents of sexual harassment and assault in Los Angeles and New York. Weinstein is also being investigated in London by Scotland Yard.
Details of the cases sent to the D.A. were not disclosed, though it has been previously reported that the LAPD was investigating sexual assault claims from 2013, and accusations of “lewd acts” by Weinstein in 2015. The cases are being reviewed and could either be picked up by the district attorney or sent back for further investigation.
Weinstein has denied all accusations of non-consensual conduct.