CNN host Don Lemon has been sued by a New Jersey man accusing Lemon of assaulting him by putting his hand down his pants and then “vigorously” rubbing his own genitalia only to then shove his index and middle fingers into the man’s mustache, and for making lewd remarks to him at a bar.
The incident allegedly took place at a Sag Harbor bar called Murf’s last summer. Surprised we’re just hearing about this now.
Dustin Hice, a bartender in the Hamptons who was off work, declared in court documents that Lemon approached him after Hice had previously offered to buy him a drink.
Hice claims that Lemon had originally declined his offer, but later in the evening, according to Hice, Lemon approached him while he was with a group of friends when Lemon put his hand down his shorts and “vigorously rubbed his genitalia” and “shoved his index and middle fingers into Hice’s mustache.”
I think I can speak for all men, and I do mean ALL MEN, including the ones who live in those little mud huts, when I say, EEEWWWW!
“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 pussy or dick?’. While saying this, Mr. Lemon continued to shove his fingers into Plaintiff’s face with aggression and hostility.”
The suit says that Hice was left with “feelings of shame, humiliation, anxiety, anger, and guilt,” after the Lemon incident.
CNN is standing by Lemon, of course, claiming that Hice had posted anti-CNN sentiments on his social media accounts, which has nothing to do with what Lemon did to him and does not give Lemon the right to act like an animal in public.
No, that’s not right. I don’t know of any animals that would do something that vulgar.
“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.”
An attorney for Hice denounced the “heavy-handed tactics” engaged in by CNN and criticized the network for focusing on Hice’s criticism of CNN on social media.
“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,” Hice’s attorney said.
It seems as though CNN is trying to make Lemon the victim, but posting social media rants is not illegal. Shoving a finger into a person’s face – after rubbing your genitalia with the same hand – most definitely is!
Hice’s lawsuit was filed the day after CNN’s Chris Cuomo had an epic public meltdown that was caught on video where the opinion guy who calls himself a news anchor threatened to throw a man down a flight of stairs because the man referred to him as “Fredo,” the weak brother from the Godfather, who was also the traitor. Cuomo tried to liken the name Fredo to an Italian man as equivalent to the N-word. Nobody’s buying it, including those guys who live in those little mud huts I mentioned earlier. And, of course, CNN is standing by the violent Fredo Cuomo.