CNN’s out of the closet gay news anchor Don Lemon(53) is in some hot water after a complaint was processed in a New York Supreme Court Suffolk County Court accusing the news anchor of harassment and sexual assault. The man, 38 years old Dustin Hice(bottom right) suing Lemon claims that around July 2018 Lemon sexually assaulted and harassed him in at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern Sag Harbour in New York. Hice reportedly first tried to buy Lemon a drink after recognizing who he was at the bar.
The reports claims Lemon rejected Hice’s offer allegedly stating he just was trying to have a good time. Shortly after- this is when it’s said that things got disgustingly troubling. Hice says Lemon placed his hands down his shorts before rubbing his private regions, and then shoved his middle finger under his nose. From The Daily Mail:
Mr. Lemon intensely pushed his fingers against Plaintiff’s face under Plaintiff’s nose, forcing Plaintiff’s head to thrust backward as Defendant repeatedly asked Plaintiff “Do you like p***y or d**k?”. While saying this, Mr. Lemon continued to shove his fingers into Plaintiff’s face with aggression and hostility.
After the incident, customers who came into The Old Stove or saw Plaintiff out about town cheekily ordered lemon drops and laughed at Plaintiff’s expense,’ wrote Hice’s lawyer.
‘Plaintiff has suffered tremendously as a result of Mr. Lemon’s actions. Following this incident, Plaintiff found himself withdrawn from friends and family, suffered feelings of shame, humiliation, anxiety, anger, and guilt,’ states the complaint
Hice says he left the bar out of embarrassment, and humiliation, and later returned back inside to find that Lemon had gone. A representative for CNN responding to the claims against Lemon says that Hice has showed a pattern of disrespect for CNN on social media. The representative for CNN says that Lemon denies the claims against him.
The response to Hice’s claims by CNN against Lemon goes onto say that this is a case of unsuccessful threats and money demands from Lemon. If all this is true- it would be an ironic twist to the down-fall of Lemon who is widely known as an outspoken voice of disgust to the #metoo movement. I wonder if CNN will report on the sexual assault allegations on Lemon as they do all of Trump’s sexual assault allegations. Looks like CNN is crumbling with its own problems. It was just a few days ago that Chris Cuomo almost got into a brawl with a guy calling him Fredo.