I am very uncomfortable with a lot of questions being asked about Lochte and his alleged assault/robbery. My take:
It all sounds exactly like how some people treat sexual assault/rape victims. Particularly quotes like this one in an NPR story: “The video, which was first published by The Daily Mail, also seems to show the athletes in a relaxed mood, with Lochte swinging his credential at one of his friends.”
If I am against victim blaming of assault victims, I am against it regardless of how much of a douchecanoe I may personally view him.
If this is the new gender equality, I am not enthused.