What a horrible person.
At the time, the religious leader had written on Twitter:
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On Friday, it was revealed Ryan will appear at the Wizard World Comic Con in Richmond, Virginia next month. The bizarre announcement comes on the heels of authorities in Rio officially charging Lochte with filing a false police report on August 18.
For those who have no idea what Wizard World Comic Con is, it brings "pop culture to life" in multiple cities every year. The gathering often hosts a variety of reality stars, former boy banders, and retired celebs.
At the Richmond event, R.L. will appear alongside other
washed up stars like Gene Simmons, AJ Mclean, and a TON of WWE stars. The invited celebs will pose for photo-ops, sign autographs, and mingle with fans.
Here's the kicker to this whole thing — a photo-op with Mr. Lochte costs $50 dollars while his autograph costs NOTHING. The athlete is the only attendee NOT charging for his signature.
To put those facts in perspective, fellow attendee Joey Fatone gets $45 dollars for each fan picture and $30 dollars for every autograph. It's a pretty staggering comparison considering the swimmer once had endorsement deals worth MILLIONS of dollars.
Well, that's what you get for lying and disrespecting an entire country! Sucks to suck!
So, will YOU go see Ryan on September 10?
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Who needs Speedo and Ralph Lauren when you can have… Pine Brothers throat drops?!
As we reported on Tuesday, the disgraced swimmer lost four sponsorships including Airweave, a Japanese mattress company, and Gentle Hair Removal.
Well, it looks like things are coming up for Lochte (sort of)!
On Thursday, the lozenge company announced the Olympics star will appear in their print ads and commercials. Appropriately, their campaign will be about how the drops are "forgiving on your throat." Oh boy…
According to CEO Rider McDowell:
It looks like authorities in Rio are serious about holding Ryan Lochte accountable!
According to TMZ, police in the 2016 Olympic city have officially charged Ryan with filing a false police report on August 14. The news comes on the heels of rampant speculation as to whether or not cops would punish Lochte for using a fake robbery story to cover up his act of vandalism at a gas station.
If convicted of the crime, the swimmer could face up to six-months in jail.
As for the likelihood of R.L. physically spending time behind bars, the possibility is slim to none. Sources close to the athlete swear he'll never go back to Rio, and unfortunately he can't be extradited back to Brazil for the offense.
For those who want to see the 32-year-old held accountable, it looks like they'll have to find solace in his recently lost endorsements.
We'll keep you updated as this case progresses!
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Dancing with the Scoundrels???
Ryan Lochte may have won gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but that impressive feat was completely overshadowed by the fact that he was caught lying about a robbery that never actually took place while he was in Rio de Janeiro.
Luckily for the swimmer, America is a pretty forgiving nation… as long as you have a platform like Dancing with the Stars to help fix your image, of course!
That's right — according to multiple sources close to the reality TV show, Ryan is in final talks to be competing for the Mirrorball Trophy this September in an effort to make amends for his international embarrassment!
However, the 32-year-old athlete may be the only gold medalist dancing this year… Simone Biles has already been rumored to be part of the DWTS cast, though her work schedule likely won't permit the grueling rehearsal process.
Do u think Ryan can clean up his act when DWTS premieres Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC??
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Ryan Lochte is making another lap of apologies.
The Olympic swimmer feels like he "let down a lot of people" after claiming he and four teammates were robbed at gunpoint at a gas station in Rio, then leaving his teammates behind in Brazil to be questioned while he skedaddled back to the states.
In a new interview with People, the athlete says that his actions have been on his mind lately because he has such "a big heart," explaining:
And now that the competition is over, his punishment for stretching the truth is right around the corner!
Ryan is already having a particularly bad week as he's lost his MAJOR sponsors and reportedly feels like his life is "crumbling", but next the 32-year-old is going to be punished by the United States Olympic Committee!
It was only a few days ago that USOC CEO Scott Blackmun told the press Lochte and his fellow swimmers would face discipline for their actions, but now TMZ reports some sources are worried the punishment won't be fair!
While the studly swimmer's lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, is pretty convinced that the USOC will hand down a fair punishment to his client, those close to the four swimmers believe