On Wednesday night, NBCs Matt Lauer reported that he had talked
to American swimmer Ryan Lochte about being robbed at gunpoint on
the way back to the Olympic Village this past weekend, and
according to Lauer some crucial details had actually changed.
In an exchange with Bob Costas, Lauer was asked whether Lochte
modified any of the information. Lauer reacted by stating that two
keybottom lines had actually altered.
He did, Lauer said. He adhered to manythe majority of the story. He did
change one thing. I would say he softened something [else] or
stepped it back.
Lauer said Lochte initially altered how the cab he said he and 3
other United States swimmers were riding in became dropped in the very first
Lauer explains how Lochte told this part of the story to him:
They had actually gone to the bathroom in a filling station. They got back to
the taxi, when they informed the taxi driver to go, he didnt
move. He stated, lets go, once again, weve got to get out of here.
And again the taxi drivercab driver didnt move, which when he says
two men approached the automobile with guns and badges, informed them to obtain
out, to get on the ground.
Formerly, Lochte informed Billy Bush of NBC that the taxi had
been pulled over (see video listed below):.
I was with a number of swimmers. We were coming back from a.
buddies house. We got pulled over in our taxi. These guys came.
out with a badge, a cops badge. No lights. No absolutely nothing. Simply a.
police badge. They pulled us over. They took out their weapons.
The other big distinction in the story, Lauer stated, was that.
Lochte backtracked on his description of a weapon being held to his.
Here is how Lochte explained the weapon circumstance to Bush after the.
A person took out his weapon. He cocked it, put it to my forehead,.
and he said come down. And I was like, I put my hands up, and.
was like whatever.
Lauer describes how Lochte told him the gun scenario unfolded:.
When he talked with me tonight, he stated, Thats when the guy.
pointed the weapon in my direction and cocked it. And I specifically.
stated to him, You had said prior to it was placed on your forehead.
and cocked. He said, No, thats not precisely what occurred. And.
I think he feels it was more of a terrible mischaracterization.
I believe individuals listening at housein the house might feel that was.
decoration at the time, but thats approximately people to decide.
When grabbed comment, Lochtes attorney, Jeff Ostrow,.
told Business Expert the modifications Lauer reported were not.
material changes and the basis of the story stayed.
The gun was directed and cocked at this head … not a product.
change, Ostrow stated. The car was pulled over and opponents.
pulling vehicle as much as his vehicle so they could not leave is not a.
material modification either.
Ostrow included that the fact remains they were robbed at.
Here is the video of Lochte telling the story to Bush:.