Dustin Hice Bio
Dustin Hice claims that he was with co-workers at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern in Sag Harbor on or around July 15, 2018, when Lemon allegedly assaulted him, detailing the incident in a complaint that was filed over the weekend in New York Supreme Court for Suffolk County court. Lemon denies the assault.
CNN Host Don Lemon Accused Of Sexual Assault At Sag Harbor Bar By Florida Man Dustin Hice (Picture) https://t.co/OpEh5atbOW
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Dustin Hice Age
He was 38 years old.
Dustin Hice Allegedly Assaulted by Don Lemon
CNN’s Don Lemon is denying accusations &!we all know LEMON is a liar!!!!
Dustin Hice sued Lemon Sunday for a “demeaning, unprovoked and offensive assault” that allegedly took place at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern in Sag Harbor in July 2018. https://t.co/5noTix8zI8
— Lillys News (@lillys_news) August 14, 2019
Don Lemon is being sued by a Florida man who claims that the CNN anchor sexually harassed and assaulted him while out at a Hamptons hotspot.
Upon recognizing Lemon, Hice made what he describes as a ‘cordial gesture’ and ‘tried to get Mr. Lemon’s attention and offered to buy Mr. Lemon a drink’.
In a lawsuit, Dustin Hice, a Florida bartender, claimed that CNN host Don Lemon sexually assaulted him. Court documents from Suffolk County, NY showed that Hice is demanding over $1 million from Lemon.#DonLemon #DustinHice #ChrisCuomo #DonaldTrump #TVhttps://t.co/xbHEXHhpK3
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Lemon, 53, responded to Hice’s offer by declining the drink and telling the young man he was ‘just trying to have a good time’, according to the court filing.
According to Hice, he rubbed his genitals and then put his fingers in his face. Moreover, this incident occurred in the summer of 2018 in Sag Harbor, Long Island, where Lemon has a home.
Dustin Hice Lawsuit Against Don Lemon
CNN’s Don Lemon Sued For Alleged Assault
CNN’s Don Lemon is being sued for an alleged assault in a Long Island, New York, bar July 2018.
— Rich Mitchell (@CDNnow) August 14, 2019
On August 11, he filed lawsuit and Hice alleges that Lemon’s actions caused “emotional pain and suffering.” During that time he was working at The Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack. In April 2019, Lemon announced on his social media pages that he was engaged to his long-term partner, Tim Malone.
According to NYPost, he said “I had had two beers, maybe three at the most,’’ Hice recalled. “I said, ‘Hey, Don, let me buy you a drink.’ I turned to Nick the bartender and said, ‘Hey, Nick, let me get two [vodka] Lemon Drops’ and put two fingers in the air.
“Don was sitting with two or three other people, and he looks at me and goes, ‘I’m just trying to have a good time, man.’ I said, ‘Oh, OK, sorry,’ and that was it,’’ Hice said.
“I wasn’t hitting on him whatsoever,’’ Hice said of Lemon, 53, who is gay and married. “I’m a heterosexual male.”
In a lawsuit, Dustin Hice, a Florida bartender, claimed that CNN host Don Lemon sexually assaulted him. Court documents from Suffolk County, NY showed that Hice is demanding over $1 million from Lemon.#DonLemon #DustinHice #ChrisCuomo #DonaldTrump #TVhttps://t.co/NB6mjjYN3c
— US Daily Report (@USDailyReport) August 14, 2019
Dustin Hice says that in July 2018, he spotted Lemon in Murf’s dive bar in Sag Harbor. Hice works as a bartender at another bar in the area. Hice says that he offered to buy Lemon a drink. Lemon refused, saying he was “just trying to have a good time.” Later, Hice says he was approached by Lemon.
The lawsuit reads, “Mr. Lemon, who was wearing a pair of shorts, sandals, and a t-shirt, put his hand down the front of his shorts, and vigorously rubbed his genitalia, removed his hand and shoved his index and middle fingers in Plaintiff’s mustache and under Plaintiff’s nose.” From there, Hice says that Lemon asked, “Do you like p***y or d***?” as the CNN host allegedly put his fingers in Lemon’s face. Hice says that he left the bar humiliated. Hice described Lemon as acting “with aggression and hostility.”
A cached version of Hice’s Twitter page gives his location as being Delray Beach, Florida. The last three messages on Hice’s page are Christian motivational messages. The last, from Joel Osteen, reads, “It may not be easy, but your destiny is calling. You have greatness in you. Don’t let people talk you out of it; don’t let circumstances convince you that you can’t.”
A source close to Lemon said Hice’s camp contacted Lemon’s lawyers and demanded $1.5 million in exchange for not filing the suit, the source said. Lemon refused the demand because he did nothing wrong, the source said.
A Hice source said there were talks about a financial settlement and that Lemon’s side offered “six figures,” but in the end, the potential deal never materialized. CNN didn’t comment on the “six-figure” claim.
Andrew Miltenberg, Hice’s attorney, told the Post, “This lawsuit is sending a message loud and clear — if you are in a position of power, you cannot get away with sexual assault. No matter what the circumstances are.”
Dustin Hice Twitter
Dustin Hice Closed his Twitter account before filling the Lawsuit.
Dustin Hice Facebook
His facebook account is not available.
Dustin Hice is Hamptons bartender suing Don Lemon over alleged assault after grabbing his genitals https://t.co/PawMBloLmF
— TV3Ghana (@tv3gh) August 14, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Don Lemon is being sued by Florida man Dustin Hice who claims he was assaulted by the CNN anchor at a Hamptons bar
- Hice claims that he was out with co-workers at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern in Sag Harbor on or around July 15, 2018 when Lemon approached him
- ‘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,’ says suit
- Lemon allegedly ‘removed his hand and shoved his index and middle fingers into Plaintiff’s mustache under Plaintiff’s nose’
- Lemon ‘categorically denies these claims’, a rep for CNN said
- The network rep added: ‘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,’ they added in a statement