The FBI reportedly arrested conservative actor Siaka Massaquoi after returning home from a Daily Wire movie premier for misdemeanor charges related to J6.
“On Thursday, November 30th, Siaka Massaquoi and his pregnant wife, Charlotte, were headed home on a flight returning from the The Daily Wire’s Lady Ballers movie premier in Nashville, Tennessee,” a GiveSendGo page read.
“Upon their arrival, Siaka was separated from his wife and abruptly arrested by the FBI. At the time, Charlotte was told the charges had to do with January 6th; however, she was not presented with any arrest warrant. Siaka was taken to Monterey Park Jail where he stayed overnight and was told that he was being charged for four misdemeanors pertaining to his presence outside of the Capital Building in Washington, D.C. on January 6th,” it continued.
— Siaka Massaquoi (@_SiakaMassaquoi) November 28, 2023
Siaka and his family are God fearing citizens. They have served their community through various avenues, and Siaka is currently the LAGOP Vice Chairman. His wife has been a tremendous support to him and is now expecting their first child in March of 2024. Since the FBI raid on his home nearly three years ago, they have feared that this day might come, in which the government would charge him for something he didn’t do. He has been scrutinized at airports for several years but has never been formally charged for anything.
This family has been through so many ups and downs, a circus would be a more appropriate term for the turmoil and unnecessary display of government overreach that they have had to endure.Advertisement
🚨🚨🚨@_SiakaMassaquoi, was arrested by the FBI yesterday upon arriving back to LA after attending @realDailyWire’s Lady Ballers movie premier. Siaka is being charged with 4 misdeamenors related to his presence outside of the Capital Building in Washington DC on J6. 🚨🚨🚨
— ChiefandtheAmericano (@Chief_Americano) December 1, 2023
“Witness why I was raided 2 years ago and recently arrested and charged Nov 30th 2023 almost 3 years later,” Massaquoi said with an attached J6 video.
Witness why I was raided 2 years ago and recently arrested and charged Nov 30th 2023 almost 3 years later https://t.co/0YH97WqftF
— Siaka Massaquoi (@_SiakaMassaquoi) December 2, 2023
“If you’ve watched our Californians Move to Texas series, then you’re already familiar with Siaka. You know how funny and talented he is. But he isn’t just a talented actor and friend of the Babylon Bee; he also happens to be a Trump supporter. And he’s being punished for it by our government. As Siaka was returning home from a trip to Nashville for the Daily Wire’s latest premiere, the FBI was waiting to arrest him and charge him with crimes related to his presence at the Capitol on Jan 6. I couldn’t believe this when I heard it. This political persecution can’t be allowed to continue,” The Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon wrote.
If you've watched our Californians Move to Texas series, then you're already familiar with Siaka. You know how funny and talented he is. But he isn't just a talented actor and friend of the Babylon Bee; he also happens to be a Trump supporter. And he's being punished for it by… pic.twitter.com/xut53ZNHtI
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) December 2, 2023
The Los Angeles Times reported in 2021 on the FBI’s raid of Massaquoi’s home:
The FBI this week raided the home of a Los Angeles-based actor who was among a group of right-wing protesters who entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, authorities said.
About 20 agents armed and outfitted in tactical gear raided the North Hollywood home of Siaka Massaquoi shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday, according to a source familiar with the investigation.
Public records list Brian Burks, 42, at the same address. Burks did not return a call for comment, but his ex-wife, Luvelle Mendoza, confirmed Burks was briefly detained by federal authorities.
Mendoza said their two sons, ages 3 and 7, were at Burks’ home when it was raided.
“My heart breaks,” Mendoza said Saturday. “They had to see the big guns and I just think, I wasn’t there to console them.”
The raid took place because of the two men’s associations on “a social media app,” according to the law enforcement source. No further details of the raid were provided and it was unclear whether Massaquoi was arrested and released.