TMZ: Ryan Lochte Claims Gas Station Video Cover-Up

According to TMZ, Ryan Lochte claims he did not lie about an alleged robbery at a Rio gas station, with sources close to the U.S. Olympic swimmer alleging that three minutes of the released surveillance footage were edited out to remove the moment he and his teammates were removed from a cab at gunpoint. The gas station’s video, however, does contradict one of Lochte’s initial claims—that his cab was pulled over en route—as the footage shows the cab fully parked. According to the Associated Press, Brazilian police officials confirmed that gas-station security guards did, indeed, point guns at the swimmers during a confrontation—though that incident is not visible in the released footage.