Dancing With the Stars

2 protesters charged with storming 'Dancing With the Stars' stage after Ryan Lochte performance

2 protesters charged with storming 'Dancing With the Stars' stage after Ryan Lochte performance

Two men were charged Monday for rushing the “Dancing With the Stars” stage during a live taping to protest the appearance Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte, officials said.

Barzeen Soroudi, 25, and Sam Sotoodeh, 59, were charged with interfering with the Sept. 12 performance and leaving a spectator area and entering upon a stage, according to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office.

If convicted, the men face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Soroudi and Sotoodeh are scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 4 in a Los Angeles Superior courtroom.

Soroudi and Sotoodeh had tickets to be in the audience and had

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