A witness has come forward to corroborate the sexual assault allegation against CNN anchor Don Lemon by victim Dustin Hice. In an interview with Fox News, the witness, George Gounelas, described what allegedly occurred that night at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern, which is the Hamptons location where the assault supposedly took place.
“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.
According to Fox News, “Hice approached Lemon to strike up a conversation but the newsman declined, according to Gounelas, who said he and Hice then offered to buy Lemon a drink, which the CNN host also declined. Gounelas said that a few moments later, Lemon came up to them.”
Gounelas continued, “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, He’s saying, ‘So you like me? Is that why you’re bothering me?’”
Hice responded, “Nah, man, I just wanted to say, ‘What’s up?’” according to Gounelas.
Gounelas told Fox News he couldn’t recall exactly what Lemon said, but it was “along the lines of, ‘Do you like me? Is that why you’re bothering me, because you wanna f— me?’”
“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.
“Dustin was in this shock mode saying, ‘Bro, did that just happen? That was disgusting,’” Gounelas said
In the era of the #MeToo movement, evidence-less trial by public opinion has become a regular occurrence. The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings were excruciatingly difficult despite the fact that investigations into the allegations found “no evidence to substantiate any of these claims.” Given that, why is the public not jumping on this when there actually is a witness? Why isn’t CNN, who relentlessly slandered Kavanaugh while preaching to believe accusers, doing the same to Don Lemon and firing him?
Nevertheless, this doesn’t surprise me at all. The first time I met Don Lemon, he was in the makeup room bragging about being drunk on set. As they always say, stupid is and stupid does.