CNN host Don Lemon is being sued for allegedly assaulting a man in a Long Island bar during July of 2018. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for pain and suffering.
Doesn’t CNN believe all accusers? We were told, we were ordered that we must believe all accusers. Apparently CNN does not following its own directives.
“The plaintiff in this lawsuit has previously displayed a pattern of contempt for CNN on his social media accounts,” a CNN spokesperson told Mediaite in a statement. “This claim follows his unsuccessful threats and demands for an exorbitant amount of money from Don Lemon. Don categorically denies these claims and this matter does not merit any further comment at this time.”
Showing “contempt for CNN” can’t seriously be used to discredit the assault allegations, most sensible people show contempt for CNN. But CNN didn’t extend the same effort to question the motives for accusations made against, say, Brett Kavanaugh.
The details of the assault are described as follows: [LANGUAGE WARNING]
“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 in Plaintiff’s moustache and under Plaintiff’s nose,” the suit says.
Hice said Lemon repeatedly shoved his fingers in his face and asked, “Do you like pussy or dick?” Hice claims he left the bar “shocked and humiliated.”
The plaintiff’s attorney responded to the CNN statement:
“The assertion that Mr. Hice would put himself through the painful process of filing a sexual assault lawsuit against his attacker all because he doesn’t like a cable TV station is ludicrous. Rather, he took down his social media accounts on the day he filed the lawsuit against Don Lemon because he’s a private citizen and wants to protect himself from CNN’s heavy-handed tactics.”
I mean why would he lie, right?
A “source close to Lemon” told Mediaite that accuser Hice wanted $1.5 million not to file the lawsuit. If you want to read the entire lawsuit, you can read it here.