Don Lemon’s Assault Accuser Claims CNN Host Offered Him Almost Half A Million To Remain Quiet: My Silence Can’t Be Bought
Don Lemon has found himself on the other side of criticism.
As previously reported, Don Lemon is being sued for ’emotional pain and suffering’ after allegedly sexually assaulting a man named Dustin Hice at a Hampton bar in 2019.
According to Hice, after offering Lemon a drink, he says:
“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 into [Hice’s] mustache under [Hice’s] nose.”
Now in a new interview, Dustin Hice is sharing why he pursued the lawsuit and reveals why he claims he turned down three settlement offers in exchange for his silence.
In the interview, Hice says,
“Money is not what I’m after here. I just want to not live the rest of my life in regret, and to have a clear conscience, and to have closure from this situation. He’s made three separate attempts almost at a half a million dollars to try and get me to be quiet, but my silence can’t be bought.”
“This isn’t about me trying to get money… At this point, I just want my life back. I don’t see any kind of settlement happening without an admission of guilt or an apology, but I seriously doubt with his ego and pride that’s going to happen.”
Don Lemon has continued to deny the claims. A spokesperson for the host added,
“Don categorically denies these claims. The plaintiff in this lawsuit has previously displayed a pattern of contempt for CNN on his social media accounts. This claim follows his unsuccessful threats and demands for an exorbitant amount of money from Don Lemon.”
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