It has been a very rough week for CNN and its host’s. First Chris Cuomo got into a verbal altercation with a man for calling him Fredo, said it was like calling black people the n-word, and said he’d throw the man down the stairs.
Now, Don Lemon, the host of CNN Tonight, is being sued for sexual assault of a man and the details are pretty disgusting.
According to Mediaite, who obtained the lawsuit, a bartender named Dustin Hice is accusing Lemon of assaulting him at a New York bar in July of 2018. Hice says he recognized Lemon and wanted to buy him a drink but he declined and later came up to him and assaulted him.
According to Hice,
“Lemon placed his hands down his pants and vigorously rubbed his genitalia. The host then shoved his fingers under Hice’s nose before then proceeding to ask the plaintiff sexually aggressive questions, such as, ‘Do you like p*ssy or d*ck?’”
“Mr. Lemon, who was wearing a pair of shorts, sandals, and a t-shirt, put his hand down the front of his own shorts, and vigorously rubbed his genitalia, removed his hand and shoved his index and middle fingers into [Hice’s] moustache under [Hice’s] nose,”
Don Lemon hasn’t made an official statement on the accusation but a CNN spokesperson said that Lemon categorically and feel that Hice is only doing this because he doesn’t like CNN saying,
“The plaintiff in this lawsuit has previously displayed a pattern of contempt for CNN on his social media accounts. This claim follows his unsuccessful threats and demands for an exorbitant amount of money from Don Lemon.”
Reports also say that Hice demanded $1.5 million from Lemon before filing the lawsuit.
Another problem for Lemon however, is that he has stated that we should always believe the accuser in other cases that involved sexual assault. Those words have really come back to bite him.
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