Dustin Hice, a man who has accused CNN host Don Lemon of sexually assaulting him, doubled down and retold his side of the story during an interview Saturday, Breitbart reports.
Hice’s remarks were presented during a Watters’ World interview during which he revealed that Lemon made a sexual move at the time of the alleged incident that led him to leave the bar where it reportedly took place.
“He stuffed his hand in his pants. And shoved his fingers up under my nose, pushed my head back, and asked me if I liked p**** or d***. I’m not going to say it. And I was disgusted, as you can assume, and I fled the bar,” Hice recalled.
Hice added that it appeared Lemon had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident.
Not about money
In another report, Hice pushed back against critics who’ve suggested he’s going after Lemon for money, and made a bombshell revelation in the process.
“If this was about money, I would [have] taken any of the three separate settlement attempts he’s offered me,” Hice told Fox News on Tuesday.
Don Lemon’s assault accuser says he’s turned down three settlement offers
If this was about money, I would of taken any of the three separate settlement attempts he’s offered me,’ Dustin Hice told Fox News Digital
— alicelilly (@alicelilly1) December 6, 2021
Hice also shared his account of the 2018 incident last month during a podcast on The Megyn Kelly Show.
“He has his hand in his pants rubbing himself aggressively, and he shoved his two fingers up underneath my mustache.”
Dustin Hice, who is suing CNN’s Don Lemon over an alleged assault of a sexual nature, exclusively details the incident.
— The Megyn Kelly Show (@MegynKellyShow) November 8, 2021
Hice argued that the alleged incident has taken a toll on his personal life and on his family. He hopes to see the case go to court to settle the issue once and for all.
Lemon, unsurprisingly, has called the lawsuit frivolous, and as of this writing, has not admitted to any wrongdoing.
The case arises again after CNN’s Chris Cuomo was abruptly terminated over a scandal involving his actions to advise his brother, former New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo following sexual harassment allegations, with Cuomo now reportedly facing a serious sexual harassment allegation himself, which likely led to his firing.