Protestors Storm Stage After Ryan Lochte ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Debut
Two men were arrested on Monday after rushing the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ stage following Ryan Lochte’s performance, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Sam Sododeh, 48, and Barzeen Soroudi, 40, were arrested on suspicion of trespassing, according to police.
The two men changed out of the shirts they originally wore to the show and put on anti-Lochte shirts before unlawfully entering the stage, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told KTLA.
Sododeh and Soroudi, authorized audience members at the CBS Studios, rushed the stage while Lochte and his dance partner, Cheryl Burke, were awaiting commentary from the judges, according to officials.
Lochte, 32, received intense backlash following a robbery scandal at the Rio Olympics. The gold medal swimmer and three of his fellow teammates were accused of making false statements to Brazilian police about a robbery at a gas station.
Lochte faced disciplinary action from USA Swimming and the United States Olympic Committee for his actions, including a 10 month suspension, according to CNN.