A man has come forward saying that he WITNESSED the interaction. Here’s what he had to say about it…
George Gounelas said that he saw the disturbing interaction between CNN anchor Don Lemon and bartender Dustin Hice at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern, a popular bar in the Hamptons.
Gounelas was Hice’s manager at another bar, Old Stove Pub, and they went to Murf’s after work one night. He said that the only option for those in the restaurant business in the area to grab a beer after work is Murf’s.
“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 that after Hice spotted the CNN host he went over to talk to him just to strike up a conversation. When Lemon declined, Hice offered to buy him a drink — a Lemon Drop shot — but Lemon declined that as well.
A few moments later, Lemon, appearing very drunk approached Hice and Gounelas. (It should be noted that Don Lemon is openly gay.)
Gounelas recounts the odd and disgusting encounter.
“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?’”
Hice responded, “Nah, man, I just wanted to say, ‘What’s up?’” according to Gounelas.
Gounelas said that he couldn’t recall the precise words Lemon used, but said that Lemon asked Hice something 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.
Gounelas said he laughed during the alleged incident and immediately mocked Hice as “gross” because of Lemon’s alleged actions – but Hice didn’t think it was a laughing matter.
“Dustin was in this shock mode saying, ‘Bro, did that just happen? That was disgusting,’” Gounelas said before explaining that he didn’t think it was too unusual at the time. “The whole thing is like, I go out in the Hamptons, I live out here, I have a restaurant, I get it, people get crazy. To me, it was just another thing. To [Dustin], he was like shocked.”
“As his boss, I was kind of making fun. I feel bad now,” said Gounelas.
He also said that he’s not sure if Lemon was being confrontational or flirting, but that the interaction was very odd and he couldn’t imagine doing the same thing to a woman.
Gounelas added that the interaction wasn’t exactly a secret and Hice was teased quite a bit about the encounter.
“The place was packed. I’m sure other people saw. It was a known thing in the Hamptons, not like this quiet thing. Everybody knew Dustin and what happened to him,” Gounelas said. “Every time we went out, every bartender offered him a Lemon drop shot, making fun of him. He got some sh-t for it.”
Source: Fox News
Dustin Hice is suing Don Lemon over the incident.
Don Lemon has categorically denied that the interaction took place.
CNN has not disciplined Don Lemon over the allegation.
Can you imagine if Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity had done something like this to a woman? They’d be off the air in a heartbeat.
Actually, you don’t have to imagine what would happen. Just look at what happened with Bill O’Reilly at Fox News.
It looks like Don Lemon has “intersectional privilege.” That means, as a gay, black man he’s not going to be disciplined for his behavior.
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