Lochte’s Dancing with the Stars Protestors Charged with Misdemeanor

The two men who rushed the stage during Ryan Lochte‘s Dancing with the Stars performance earlier this month have been charged with two counts of misdemeanor.

Yesterday, the Los Angeles city attorney’s office filed criminal complaints against 59-year-old Sam Sotoodeh and 25-year-old Barzeen Soroudi for both entering the stage and interrupting the performance.

According to the Associated Press, each could face a penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Arraignment will be October 4th.

The protestors, wearing white shirts reading “Lochte” and slashed through in red, ran on stage during the feedback portion of Lochte’s performance on September 12th.

Others in the audience wearing shirts matching the protestors chanted “liar,” while Lochte was on stage and were eventually escorted out.

The protestors were upset over the incident in Rio during the Olympics in which Lochte and three of his American teammates urinated on a gas station bathroom and Lochte tore down a sign, telling reporters the next day that he was robbed at gunpoint.

Sotoodeh told ABC News that he and Soroudi were trying to “get the message out that Lochte is a coward, a liar, and under Brazilian law, a criminal.

According to the Associated Press, each could face a penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Arraignment will be October 4th.

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Should be a 10,000 fine


I mean 11,000 but maybe 47k instead

Attila the Hunt

Only if they claim of being tackled to the ground by armed robbers.

Oh wait…..

Attila the Hunt

…. Ensuing nation-wide Man hunt for said “robbers”..


Oh the outrage. Poor Brazil.


I hope we hold their passports and extort money from them before deporting.

Joe Bagodonuts

Why do you assume that they are in the U.S. on passports?


Good catch. We have open boarders so no passports needed.


Also they should be banned from all dancing with the Stars events for 10 months or 4 maybe 6 if they were drunk

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