There is no question that Ryan Lochte is privileged. He is worth six million dollars, in addition to being white.
He drank like a slob and trashed the gas station of a man who has to work hard for a living. I have zero sympathy for Ryan Lochte.
What I’m puzzled by is your claim that he was “instantly believed.” The police were suspicious of his story from the start, weren’t they? And they turned it around pretty quickly, didn’t they, in only a couple of days?
He is going to lose millions of dollars in future sponsorship deals.
What faster or more appropriate outcome did you envision?