Idiot Lochte Protestor Update

Well, all things must come to an end.  And so it is with the prosecution of Barzeen Soroudi and Sam Sotoodeh.  Various media outlets have reported that they entered into an agreement to pay a large fine to the producers of Dancing With the Stars in exchange for dropping the criminal charges.

As reported by “Reality TV World”:

Six months after the incident, protesters Sam Sotoodeh and Barzeen Soroudi have agreed to pay a large fine in order to avoid facing criminal charges and potential jail time, TMZ reported.

The men reportedly worked with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office to reach a civil compromise in which they will pay $20,000 to Dancing with the Stars producers, the show’s production company BBC Worldwide Productions, and CBS Television City, where the ABC series is filmed.

In return, the criminal charges against Sotoodeh and Soroudi will be dropped, according to TMZ.

The men would’ve faced up to six months of jail time had the case gone to trial. Although frightened by the protest, Lochte and his then-Dancing with the Stars pro partner Cheryl Burke will not be compensated.

I stand by my theory that these two idiots were motivated not because Lochte was “endangering” other Americans but because Sotoodeh saw it as a way to protect or strengthen his company’s business interests in Brazil.  We’ll never know for sure.


Idiot Lochte protesters plead “not guilty”

Just a brief update – Sam Sotoodeh and Barzeen Soroudi have pled “not guilty” to misdemeanor charges of  “leaving a spectator area and entering a stage” and “interfering with a performance.”

I still maintain that their reason for the protest was NOT because they felt Lochte had embarrassed the United States, but because Sotoodeh’s business has strong Brazilian ties.

No comments by Lochte protestors

Just a brief follow-up: I did reach out to Barzeen Soroudi and Sam Sotoodeh by way of their business’s contact forms and have not received anything in response.

I think we can assume that I was barking up the right tree, but I’m at the limit of what I can research from the comfort of my office chair.  I have seen some media sources indicate that the two are related, but I don’t know how.

Anyway, time to move on.

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Well, the media caught up to Barzeen and Sam as they left jail yesterday.  You can see a video of a partial interview at the ABC News site here.

Perez Hilton (yes, I know, I can’t believe I’m linking to a gossip site like that) has some more quotes from these fools:

Sam said:

“I don’t even understand why the people over there did that. I was not even going towards Lochte. I was going in a different direction.”

“This guy runs out, unnecessarily tackles me, hurts me, and as you can see I have bruises. My back also hurts, my neck hurts. Why? He could’ve come and said ‘Please get off the stage,’ or ‘Get off the stage,’ or handle it in a civilized manner. Then, as he was taking me out, he punched me. He kicked me.”

“Our purpose was to get the message out that Lochte is a coward, a liar, and, under Brazilian law, a criminal.”

Sounds like Sam is angling towards a personal injury suit.  More after the jump.

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Meet the idiots who protested Ryan Lochte’s appearance on Dancing With the Stars

As you may have heard by now, Ryan Lochte’s appearance on Dancing With the Stars prompted a small audience protest, including these two morons who attempted to rush the stage:

According to media reports, they were arrested and identified as Barzeen Brandon Soroudi, age 25; and Sam Sotoodeh, age 59.  They were accompanied by several female protestors, who cowardly left the studio after these two assclowns were taken down.  Here’s the video, as posted to Twitter by “DCHomos”:

Another angle of Lochte protesters on #DWTS #DancingWiththeStars

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