Ryan Lochte Speaks Out About 'Dancing With the Stars' Protest

"I am dedicated to my new family," he said of the show's cast and crew.

He also spoke out about how the incident has influenced the way he feels about the ABC reality TV show.

"When I was asked to do the show, the one thing that I kept hearing was that it was like joining a big family. After Monday's incident, I now know what that means," he wrote. "I have gotten so much love from everyone on the show, including my partner Cheryl [Burke], my fellow competitors, the producers, the security team and its fans. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the show, and more than ever, I am dedicated to my new family and to working hard to do my best."

Sotoodeh and Soroudi were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor trespassing and released from jail on Tuesday. They have not yet entered a plea and are due back in court next month. They told ABC News that they never meant to hurt Lochte, but wanted to express their feelings about the Olympian's involvement with the show.

"Everyone deserves a second chance, but we had to say our protest, as well," Soroudi said.

A representative for "Dancing With the Stars" also told ABC News that the show is conducting "a full evaluation of security procedures" and will make any necessary changes.

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