The problems for CNN continue to grow.
The case for sexual assault against Don Lemon has finally gone to court.
It has been more than two years since the lawsuit was filed.
The lawyer for the man who accused CNN co-host Don Lemon of a sexually charged assault expects the case to finally end up in court next year after a lengthy legal process.
It’s been more than two years since Dustin Hice filed an explosive lawsuit against Lemon – who is openly gay – and accused the host of “CNN Tonight” in the summer of 2018 at a bar on the island of New York.
“[Lemon] put his hand down in front of his own shorts and rub his genitals vigorously, remove his hand and press his index finger and middle fingers into the plaintiff’s mustache and under the plaintiff’s nose, ”reads the lawsuit, filed August 11, 2019 in Suffolk County Court.
‘Lemon presses his fingers intensely against the plaintiff’s face under the plaintiff’s nose, forcing plaintiff’s head backwards while defendant repeatedly asks plaintiff’ Do you like p – y or d – k? “While saying this, Mr Lemon continued to press his fingers into the face of the plaintiff with aggression and hostility,” it is alleged.
Don Lemon denies any wrongdoing.
Lemon is not the only CNN host to face allegations of sexual misconduct.
CNN host Chris Cuomo has been accused by a former producer of sexual harassment.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo has been accused of sexually harassing a female producer during a work party in front of her husband in 2005!
In an opinion piece by the New York Times, Shelley Ross, the former executive producer of ABC News, revealed that Chris Cuomo grabbed her butt without her permission.
“At the time, I was the executive producer of an ABC entertainment special, but just before that I was the executive producer of Cuomo at ‘Primetime Live,'” she wrote. ‘I was with my husband at the party, who was sitting behind me on an ottoman and drinking his Diet Coke while I was talking to work friends. As Mr. Cuomo enters the Upper West Side bar, he walks up to me and greets me with a strong bear hug while lowering his one hand to firmly grasp and press the cheek of my buttocks.
Shelley Ross said Cuomo was very arrogant when she told him to keep his legs away from her.
“I can do this now that you are no longer my boss,” he said with a kind of arrogance. “No, you can not,” I said, pushing him from my chest as I stepped back and revealed to my husband who had seen the whole episode up close. We’re gone fast. ”
In June 2005, Cuomo sent Shelley Ross’ ne-mail in which he said he was ashamed of what he had done.
What’s going on with CNN?