He should be happy the courtroom audience will be twice the size of his television audience.
CNN primetime anchor Don Lemon is another in a parade of personalities at the network-facing disgrace.
The host will now have to stand for a jury trial in the case of a bartender from the Hamptons who accused him of sexual assault, Radar Online reported.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, a federal judge in New York has ordered the lawsuit filed by Dustin Hice against the CNN anchor will go before a jury.
The order was entered into the court system on December 20, 2021. Lemon had been objecting to a jury trial and wanted a bench trial instead.
……“They’re a network rife with predators and perverts,” he said. “Lemon will have to testify under oath in the near future, but it’s good to see that there’s finally some accountability happening.”
“Hice maintains he is looking for closure and peace of mind after what he says is a horrific encounter that included Lemon allegedly putting his hand down the front of his shorts, ‘vigorously’ rubbing his genitalia, and shoving the same hand into Hice’s mustache area while asking a vulgar question,” Fox News reported.
“This is who they are. They’re a predator-protecting machine, they slander and smear victims with impunity,” the bartender said.
“They’ve tried to grind me down, they’ve attempted to intimidate witnesses in my case, they’ve released confidential information about me in an attempt to doxx me. They are complicit. This is who they are,” he said.
……And Hice believes that Lemon acts the way he did because he believes he is protected by his race and the fact that he is gay.
“Anybody that acts like that in public without any fear of what it might do to somebody or the consequences it might have, that’s a pattern,” he said to the New York Post.
“I wouldn’t be surprised,” he said. “He’s protected by the fact that he’s African American, gay man on television and I’m just some nobody.”
He’s in good company. CNN is an enclave of sex offenders and perverts.
If all goes well, Lemon will be next on the chopping block.