Shaun White claims his insurance company wasn’t there for him when he needed them most — his big sexual harassment lawsuit — and now he wants them to pony up.
According to a lawsuit obtained by The Blast, White and his company, SW Enterprises, took out an insurance policy with Lloyd’s of London to the tune of $3 million.
When White was sued by a former band member for failing to pay her properly — which she later amended to include allegations of sexual harassment — White filed a claim with Lloyd’s.
But Lloyd’s denied the claim, saying the claims the band member made in her lawsuit happened before the policy kicked in. White argues by doing so, Lloyd’s “completely turned its back” on him in his time of need.
White claims that while the payment issues did occur before the policy was taken out — and thus would not be covered — the alleged sexual harassment incidents occurred while the policy was in effect, and thus should be covered.
White settled the lawsuit with the bandmember back in May — terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
White is seeking damages for breach of contract.