Swimmer Ryan Lochte attacked during live ‘Dancing With The Stars’ broadcast
US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was attacked during a live airing of Dancing With The Stars on Monday.
Footage posted online shows judge Carrie Ann Inaba discussing her opinion of Lochte’s latest routine with partner Cheryl Burke when a commotion could be heard off-screen.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, an audience member rushed the stage and accosted Lochte. KABC-TV later posted a picture of two men it described as the ones behind the attack, which can be seen below:
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“So many feelings are going through my head right now,” Lochte said after the incident. “I’m hurt, but you know, I came out here, I wanted to do something completely I’m not comfortable with. And I did.”
Update, 10:47 p.m. EST: Entertainment Weekly reported that besides the two men who rushed the stage, four women were spotted in the audience wearing the same anti-Lochte shirt. They were removed from the building but it is unclear whether they were arrested.
Watch footage of the show as it aired, as posted online, below.