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Washington DC and The Holy Land>CNN's Don Lemon sued for sexually assaulting male bartender
Munson 04:38 PM 08-13-2019

Don Lemon sued by Hamptons bartender for alleged sexual assault https://t.co/JUibD1URld pic.twitter.com/szDAdnmDvs

— New York Post (@nypost) August 13, 2019




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Don Lemon sued by Hamptons bartender for alleged assault

By Kate Sheehy August 13, 2019 | 5:32pm | Updated

A former Hamptons bartender is suing Don Lemon — saying the CNN host got gross and assaulted him at a local watering hole.

Dustin Hice says in his Suffolk County Supreme Court suit, which was filed over the weekend, that he was slinging drinks in July 2018 for The Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack when he and his coworkers decided to go out for drinks after work.

They headed to Murf’s Backstreet Tavern in Sag Harbor, where Hice “noticed a familiar face and realized that Mr. Lemon was also at the bar, seemingly enjoying a drink with his friends,” the lawsuit says.

“Being cordial, Plaintiff tried to get Mr. Lemon’s attention and offered to buy Mr. Lemon a drink, a ‘Lemon Drop,’ a vodka cocktail,” the papers state.

“Mr. Lemon denied Plaintiff’s offer and responded that he was ‘just trying to have a good time,’ ” the suit says.

Hice said the pair then went their separate ways at the bar again until later in the night, when Lemon came over to him and his friends.

“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 then repeatedly asked him, “Do you like p—y or d–k?” while continuing to shove his fingers in his face “with aggression and hostility.”

Calling Lemon “an Emmy Award winning news anchor … who among other things, purports to be a staunch advocate for the ‘Me Too’ movement,” Hice says in his suit, “When the cameras are turned off … Mr. Lemon’s actions are in stark and disturbing contrast to the public persona he attempts to portray.”

But Lemon was “displaying his true nature” during the incident, Hice says in his suit.

Hice said he was so traumatized that he fled the bar and came back a couple minutes later to find Lemon gone.


Word of the incident soon spread around town, with locals whispering about what happened, including some who “cheekily ordered lemon drops and laughed at Plaintiff’s expense” when he was “out about town,” leaving Hice humiliated and angry, the lawsuit says.

Hice says in his suit that he suffered “severe emotional stress and loss of future earnings and opportunities” and is suing for unspecified damages.

CNN responded in a statement: “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.

“Don categorically denies these claims and this matter does not merit any further comment at this time.”


A source close to Lemon said Hice’s camp claimed that contacted Lemon’s lawyers and demanded $1.5 million in exchange for not filing the suit, the source said. Lemon refused the demand because he did nothing wrong, the source said.

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Garcia Bronco 07:17 AM 08-14-2019
Are the CNN tabloid people been out causing distractions?
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Dayze 10:50 AM 08-14-2019
sorry Don. Guilty until proven innocent.
I mean, after all, that's how you roll.
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Mr. Kotter 11:02 AM 08-14-2019
Originally Posted by Dayze:
sorry Don. Guilty until proven innocent.
I mean, after all, that's how you roll.

Trump should be in jail then...
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Just Passin' By 01:30 PM 08-14-2019
Originally Posted by Dayze:
sorry Don. Guilty until even after proven innocent.
I mean, after all, that's how you roll.
Fixed


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jettio 03:00 PM 08-14-2019
This is the kind of thing that happens when we have a POTUS that wears a wig and can't get no pussy.
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BucEyedPea 03:13 PM 08-14-2019
Originally Posted by Mr. Kotter:
Trump should be in jail then...
Not when women let you grab them. That's not battery or assault. Next....
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Munson 11:47 AM 08-16-2019
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...ult-accusation

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Witness comes forward in Don Lemon assault accusation

by Ellie Bufkin | August 16, 2019 01:04 PM

An alleged sexual assault by CNN host Don Lemon in the Hamptons last summer was corroborated by someone claiming to be an eye-witness on Thursday.

Lemon was accused by Dustin Hice, who worked as a bartender at the time, of grabbing his own genitals and making sexually explicit comments to him. Hice filed suit against Lemon last week seeking unspecified damages resulting from the encounter.

"He put his hands down his pants, inside his board shorts, grabbed his [genitals]," George Gounelas, Hice's former boss who claims to have seen the whole encounter, told Fox News on Thursday. "[Lemon] then came out with two fingers and, like, clipped Dustin’s nose up and down with two fingers asking, ‘Do you like p---y or d--k?’”

He continued describing the July 2018 evening in question, saying, "Dustin worked for me as a bartender [and] we went out after work one night. We were standing there, and he said, ‘Hey, that’s Don Lemon.' Murf’s is a place you go to drink after you’ve been out drinking. We had just gotten off of work. So that’s why we ended up there, because we worked in the restaurant business. So by the time everything is done, we can only hit a late-night spot."

Gounelas recounted that Hice recognized Lemon at the bar and approached him to say "what's up?" and to offer to buy the CNN newsman a drink. Gounelas said that Lemon declined to chat with Hice and rejected the offer of a drink. He assumed that would be the end of the interaction, but Lemon reappeared a short time later.

"Don Lemon has now come around the corner and is standing face to face with us," said Gounelas, who also described Lemon as likely intoxicated. "There is a beam, a pole, in the place. Don’s standing up against the pole, face to face with Dustin, I turn around and I’m standing right there between the two of them. He’s saying, 'So you like me? Is that why you’re bothering me?'"

It was at the moment, Gounelas asserted, that Lemon sexually assaulted Hice.

"As his boss, I was kind of making fun. I feel bad now," Gounelas said. "The place was packed. I’m sure other people saw. It was a known thing in the Hamptons, not like this quiet thing. Everybody knew Dustin and what happened to him. Every time we went out, every bartender offered him a lemon drop shot, making fun of him. He got some s--t for it."

CNN has firmly denied that Lemon was involved in the alleged incident and said that Hice has a history of antagonizing the cable news network.

"The plaintiff in this lawsuit has previously displayed a pattern of contempt for CNN on his social media accounts,” a representative for CNN said. "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."

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