In the #MeToo era, no one is safe, including CNN’s Don Lemon. The commentator is being sued by a man who claims he assaulted him in a bar last summer.
The lawsuit states that “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.”
Dustin Hice, the man who is accusing Lemon of assault said he ‘shoved his fingers in his face and asked, ‘Do you like pussy or dick?'”
A CNN spokesperson told Mediaite that Lemon denies the claims.
“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.”
Hice’s lawyers refuted that claim, stating:
“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.”
The entire complaint can be found here.