CNN personality Don Lemon has filed a legal complaint against journalist and popular podcast host Megyn Kelly. Lemon filed the court documents after Kelly hosted Dustin Hice on her podcast to discuss current allegations of Lemon’s sexual misconduct. Hice has accused Lemon of sexual misconduct during a 2019 encounter in a bar.
The Daily Wire reports:
Radar Online obtained the complaint, filed by attorneys representing Lemon, which accuses Kelly of giving a “lopsided and inaccurate” version of the encounter between Lemon and his accuser, Dustin Hice. The complaint comes after Kelly invited Hice onto her SiriusXM radio show to discuss his allegations against Lemon.
Hice has accused Lemon of sexually harassing him in 2018, before Lemon announced his engagement to his partner. Hice alleges that at one point, Lemon “had his hand in his [Lemon’s] pants rubbing himself aggressively, and he shoved two fingers underneath” Hice’s mustache. Hice filed a lawsuit a year after the incident, claiming he has suffered “feelings of shame, humiliation, anxiety, anger, and guilt.”
The Daily Wire reported that a “source close to Hice’s attorney says that Lemon offered a six-figure settlement to resolve the matter before discussions failed and Hice filed the lawsuit.”
Lemon has denied the allegations against him and is now attacking Kelly for hosting Hice on her podcast.
“Although you advertise your podcast as featuring ‘honest’ conversations without ‘BS’ or ‘agenda,’ your podcast today, in which you interviewed Dustin Hice, reveals that you only pay lip service to journalistic ethics,” the letter said.
“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