Ryan Lochte might have caused an international incident in Rio – and all he can do is laugh! As he was accused of lying about getting robbed in Brazil, Ryan posted a picture of him with a huge nose!
Pinocchio‘s nose famously grew with every lie he told. Maybe someone should tell that to Ryan? The 32-year-old didn’t seem too worried that he was being called a liar for claiming he was robbed while in Rio.
In fact, Ryan was all smiles as he posed with swimmer Elizabeth Beisel, 24, in an Aug. 18 Instagram video, per the Daily Mail. The video, now deleted, reportedly showed Ryan and Elizabeth using filters to stretch and warp their faces. At one point, Ryan’s nose was as big as his head – possibly mocking everyone calling him “Lyin’ Ryan.”
“Happy Birthday @ebeisel24 #lilsis” the video reportedly said in its caption. It seems Ryan wasn’t too bothered that his teammates, Jack Conger, 21, and Gunner Bentz, 20, confessed that the whole story about them being held up at gunpoint at a Brazilian gas station was a total “fabrication.”
Ryan claimed that he and his fellow swimmers, including Jimmy Feigen, 26, were pulled over by someone allegedly pretending to be a police officer. “He took our money, he took my wallet,” he told NBC News. “He left my cell phone. He left my credentials.”
The video of the alleged incident claims otherwise. While Ryan claims he was held up for money, a Brazilian official claims that Ryan and his crew allegedly broke the locked door to the gas station’s bathroom. While the station’s guard was armed, the official claims that it was never pulled on Ryan and his boys.
If that’s the case, who’s telling the truth Security footage of the alleged incident shows the swimmers heading to the bathroom and getting back into their car. Before they leave, they do exit the vehicle with their hands up. Was this “robbery” just a case of Ryan paying for all the damage that he and his friends caused? If so, Ryan’s might want to check to see if his nose has grown a couple inches after all these alleged lies!
Who do you think is telling the truth on this, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Ryan owes Brazil an apology?