Witness Comes Forward in Sexual Assault Suit Against CNN Host

  • 08/17/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Witness Comes Forward in Sexual Assault Suit Against CNN Host
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A lawsuit filed in a Suffolk County, New York courthouse this week has potentially wide-reaching implications for CNN.

Dustin Hice, a former bartender, claimed CNN anchor Don Lemon sexually assaulted him at a Hampton's bar.

Most were skeptical, and the cable news network stands firmly behind its accused host. However, yesterday, Hice's former boss told Fox News he was there that night and witnessed the alleged assault. (Fox News)

"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,'" Gounelas said. "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."

Hice attempted to say hello to Lemon, who quickly rebuffed him. Gounelas and Hice then tried to buy Lemon a drink and the CNN host declined their offer.

However, a short time later, Lemon confronted the duo.

"Don Lemon has now come around the corner and is standing face to face with us. 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," Gounelas said. "He's saying, 'So you like me? Is that why you're bothering me?'"

Gounelas told Fox News he couldn't recall what Lemon said verbatim, but it was "along the lines of, 'Do you like me? Is that why you're bothering me, because you wanna f--- me?'"

Gounelas said Lemon appeared heavily intoxicated.

"He put his hands down his pants, inside his board shorts, grabbed his [genitals], and then came out with two fingers and, like, clipped Dustin's nose up and down with two fingers asking 'do you like p---- or d---?'" Gounelas said.

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