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Man blames faulty memory for thinking Don Lemon sexually assaulted him, drops lawsuit

Weeks before the case was set the go to trial, the man who accused Don Lemon of sexual assault is changing his story. Or rather, he’s suggesting the story never happened in the first place.New Jersey bartender Dustin Hice dropped his sexual assault lawsuit against the CNN anchor yesterday, saying that “after a lot of inner reflection and a deep dive into my memory” he realized he actually got the whole thing wrong.In a statement, Hice said his “recollection of the events that occurred on the night in question when I first met CNN anchor Don Lemon were not what I thought they were when I filed this lawsuit.”Hice alleged that Lemon approached him in 2019 and “vigorously rubbed his [Lemon’s] genitalia, removed his hand and shoved his index and middle fingers in Plaintiff’s moustache and under Plaintiff’s nose.”He reportedly wanted $1.5 million from the CNN anchor.After Hice announced he was dropping the case, Lemon’s attorney released a statement calling the whole thing “a crass money grab from its inception.”“This has been a long and difficult journey for Don.

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