Report: Actor from hit Babylon Bee series detained at airport on J6 charges while flying home from Daily Wire movie premiere
· Dec 2, 2023 ·

UPDATE: A fundraiser to support Siaka's legal defense can be found here.

Siaka Massaquoi, a conservative actor, RedState contributor, and activist from LA, was detained Friday night by the FBI after returning home from a Daily Wire movie premiere for charges related to January 6th, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol.

Siaka starred in the viral Californians Moving To Texas video series produced by The Babylon Bee last year.

Here are a few messages he shared on his Twitter account:

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And messages of support for him:

Authorities raided Siaka's house over two years ago, but he was not charged with anything at the time.

Turns out Siaka is on a "list." He entered the Capitol on January 6, 2021, but has not been charged with anything. His apartment was raided by over 20 armed FBI agents on June 10, 2021, and he's been under investigation ever since for "associating with members of a social media group."

Details on the charges or court dates are unknown as of this time.

Siaka was traveling with his pregnant wife, Charlotte, to the premiere of The Daily Wire's Lady Ballers, a comedy that pokes fun at the trend of male athletes dominating women's sports by identifying as transgender.

Siaka at the "Lady Ballers" red carpet event on Nov. 29

Siaka and his wife, Charlotte

Siaka stars as a basketball announcer in the movie in a scene where Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon cameos as the coach of an opposing team.

Here's the first episode of The Babylon Bee series starring Siaka that went viral last year:

This is a developing story. Check back for more information.

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