Now There's an Eyewitness to Don Lemon's Alleged Assault

The other day I wrote about the guy who's suing Don Lemon for assault, and I pretty much treated it like a joke. I was skeptical that it actually happened, and I made jokes about it because I think Don Lemon is a jerk. But now there's a witness. Now it doesn't seem so funny.

Brian Flood, Fox News:

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...

Gounelas' version of the story is the same as Hice's: Hice offered to buy Lemon a drink, and Lemon declined. A few minutes later, Lemon came up to Hice, put his hand down his own shorts and rubbed his fingers on his genitals, and then shoved his fingers under Hice's nose and uttered that now-immortal phrase: "Do you like pu*sy or di*k?"

That's what Gounelas says happened too. And then he sums up my sneaking suspicion about this story:

“As his boss, I was kind of making fun. I feel bad now,” Gounelas said.

#MeToo. At first I just thought it was funny, if it even happened at all. But now Hice has a witness, and it sounds like the incident really hurt him.

What say you, libs? Anything to add, #TimesUp? Either we view unwanted sexual advances as a serious problem or we don't. Is there a particular reason Don Lemon should be exempt? Don't the rules apply to him as well?

I'll give the last word to my old colleague J. Arthur Bloom, who notes: