Snowboarder Shaun White is being sued for sexual harassment by the drummer of his band

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Shaun White — a snowboarder who no one knew was even in a band — has been sued by the drummer of that band, a woman who says White stopped paying her, sexually harassed her, and once told her to cut her hair before a show.

TMZ reports that White, who is the guitarist in a band called Bad Things, is being sued by drummer Lena Zawaideh. The suit says that White was controlling since he started the band with Zawaideh in 2008. From TMZ:

Zawaideh also claims White forced her to rehearse while sick, demanded she cut her hair before a show in France ... and ultimately stopped paying her because he felt she didn't need the money.

The most serious allegation in her lawsuit, Zawaideh claims White "made inappropriate and sexually harassing and suggestive comments" to her in person and in texts.

TMZ reached out to White's camp for comment, but haven't received word yet. Zawaideh claims that White owes her at least $42,000 in back payments for when he stopped paying her, but is also asking for punitive damages for the years of alleged harassment.

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FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2013, file photo, Shaun White slides off a rail during the U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle snowboarding finals in Frisco, Colo. White finished third in the event. White heads to the Sochi winter Olympics as arguably the most famous athlete competing: "It's going to push me to do things I never would've done before," he says. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
Olympic gold medalist Shaun White appears during an interview on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in Salt Lake City. White may experience a mid-life crisis of sorts when he turns 25 on Saturday, yet the Olympic gold medalist and reigning X Games champ still dreams big. (AP Photo/Lynn DeBruin)
Olympic champion Shaun White of the USA celebrate after the men's snowboard halfpipe final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Shaun White of the USA compete in the men's halfpipe final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
Shaun White of the USA competes in the men's snowboard halfpipe final competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
FILE - In this March 10, 2012, file photo, Shaun White competes in the men's halfpipe finals at the U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships in Stratton, Vt. White has his sights set on slopestyle as he looks to parlay his dominance in the halfpipe into credibility in the newest Olympic sport where he is currently just another rider and hardly feared. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
US snowboarder Shaun White speaks during a press conference at Gorky Media Center the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre on February 5, 2014. White admitted on February 3 that Sochi's daunting slopestyle course which has already claimed two injury victims presented an 'intimidating' challenge. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: Shaun White of the United States trains during Snowboard Slopestyle practice at the Extreme Park at Rosa Khutor Mountain ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
US snowboarder Shaun White speaks during a press conference at Gorky Media Center the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre on February 5, 2014. White admitted on February 3 that Sochi's daunting slopestyle course which has already claimed two injury victims presented an 'intimidating' challenge. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
MAMMOTH, CA - JANUARY 19: Shaun White reacts after he is introduced as a member of the United States Olympic team for both Snowboarding Slopestyle and Halfpipe at the 2014 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain Resort on January 19, 2014 in Mammoth, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
MAMMOTH, CA - JANUARY 16: Shaun White waits after a fall during the Men's Snowboarding Slopestyle Final U.S. Olympic Qualification #3 at the 2014 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain Resort on January 16, 2014 in Mammoth, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Shaun White (USA), gold medal winner, competing in the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe event at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
Shaun White (USA), gold medal winner, competing in the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe event at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
Shaun White (USA), wins the gold medal in the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe event at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
Shaun White (USA), wins the gold medal in the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe event at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
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United States Shaun White reacts after seeing his score on the first run of the Men's Halfpipe Snowboard competition at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Bardonecchia, Italy Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006. White's 46.8 held up to give him the gold medal. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
United States Shaun White sails through the air in his second run to take the gold medal for the Men's Halfpipe Snowboard competition at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Bardonecchia, Italy Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006. American Daniel Kass took the silver medal, Finland's Markku Koski took bronze. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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