During Monday night’s live season premiere of ‘Dancing With The Stars’, a security scare took place involving U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte during the judges commentary after his performance with dancer Cheryl Burke.
Two men were wearing anti-Lochte shirts made their way onto the dance floor. Security for the show acted quickly, removing the intruders. You do not see the men who came onto the floor in the video, but you see the judge telling the intruders to “back off”, a couple of security personel quickly come on the screen and the sounds of an obvious disruption for several seconds.
After the men were removed, host Tom Bergeron sent the show to commercial, so that everyone could regroup. When the show came back, Bergeron thanked security for being on top of the situation. Cheryl Burke came to Lochte’s defense saying, “he didn’t deserve what happened.”
Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the games in Rio. It came out later that Lochte and three other U.S. swimmers were involved in an altercation with security at a Rio gas station after video showed that acts of vandalism caused by an intoxicated Lochte after a party.