CNN has had a terrible, no good, awful week.
First Chris Cuomo had the “Fredo” flap, then April Ryan’s bodyguard was accused of roughing up a journalist.
Now Don Lemon has been accused of assault, and there is a witness.
FOX News reports:
Man says he witnessed CNN host Don Lemon’s alleged assault: ‘I was kind of making fun, I feel bad now’
The former boss of a bartender who earlier this week filed an explosive lawsuit against CNN host Don Lemon, accusing the newsman of a strange, sexually charged assault, told Fox News he witnessed the incident and corroborated his onetime employee’s claim.
In an exclusive interview, George Gounelas, who managed Dustin Hice at the Old Stove Pub in July of 2018, detailed what allegedly occurred on the night of the bizarre encounter at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern, which is located in the prestigious Hamptons area east of New York City. Gounelas is named in the suit filed by Hice.
Lemon, through CNN, has vehemently denied Hice’s allegations.
“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.”…
Gounelas said Lemon appeared “pretty drunk” when he confronted the duo at the wee-hours watering hole.
“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.
People have been talking on Twitter:
And now @AprilDRyan's heavy strong-arms a journalist?
Who's next at the FakeNews HQ, @CNN?
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) August 15, 2019
"Threats" they faced this week:@ChrisCuomo threatened to toss a guy down some stairs@donlemon sued for allegedly rubbing himself & shoving his hand in a guy's face@AprilDRyan's bodyguard stole a lib journalists' camera and roughed him up
You aren't the victim, you're the perp. https://t.co/y8onEWLx0E
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) August 16, 2019
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) August 16, 2019
Will Lemon suffer any consequences?