Ryan Lochte is still defending himself after being accused of lying about being robbed at gunpoint in Brazil — even though a new video doesn’t match up with his account of the evening. But the swimmer claims there’s missing footage, and in it, is the proof he’s being truthful, according to a new report.
Surveillance footage from the gas station where Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen claim they were held at gunpoint and robbed show no such thing happening. Instead, we just see them entering and exiting a bathroom, which they allegedly damaged, and putting their hands up at the mercy of security guards.
But the missing video in the middle of the clip is reportedly where the proof lies that Ryan’s original story wasn’t fabricated, according to TMZ. Sources close to the 32-year-old tell the site that the unseen part contains footage of the four athletes being pulled out of their taxi at gunpoint, just like in the original story Ryan told.
There’s still some problems with Ryan’s claims, though — especially since, in the beginning, he told NBC News that the car they were in was side-swiped and then the robbery occurred. Now, he’s changed his story to just say that the robbery took place at the gas station. It was inconsistencies like this that had authorities question exactly what went down to begin with, so there’s definitely a lot to look into here.
Meanwhile, Ryan’s teammates, Gunnar and Jack, who were pulled off their plane home by authorities for questioning on this incident, reportedly told officials that the original tale the swimmers all told was “fabricated.” Still, Ryan seems to be sticking by his allegations!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Ryan lied? Do you believe there are missing minutes of the video?