CNN Host Don Lemon has finally addressed his former boss, Jeff Zucker’s, resignation for refusing to disclose a consensual relationship with a fellow co-worker. Lemon opened up his show as if he was performing an eulogy for Zucker and with teary eyes, Lemon gave thanks to Zucker for giving him a chance to have his own show.
Lemon, who was noticeably choked up, would go on to tell his viewers that CNN staff members are heartbroken because the network has lost its leader. Don Lemon would continue to shower Zucker with praise and say that the former President of CNN changed his life and is the sole reason that he has been able to have a prime time show as a “gay Black man”.
According to Deadline, Lemon would go on to say:
“It has been hard to come into work this week, not only for me but for so many of us here at CNN, my colleagues, 3,000 of us, more than 3,000 of us. So let me just say this to my colleagues who may not have been here as long as I have the younger folks who haven’t weathered the storms,” Lemon continued. “I’ve been at this network for almost 16 years. We have been through ups and downs ratings, rating highs, rating lows, everything, regime changes, we’ve been through a lot. And through it all our mission has remained the same to deliver the facts to deliver the news. It is what we did when Ted Turner turn the lights on here. It is what we did through two Gulf Wars, through 911, through Katrina, through an insurrection.”
An emotional DON LEMON delivers a personal message on Jeff Zucker's exit from CNN:
"…Thank you Jeff Zucker for everything you did for everyone at this network and for what you did to the entire country — for the entire country." pic.twitter.com/QF4csjSDSY
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) February 5, 2022
Did you notice how Lemon put January 6th on the same level as 911 and Hurricane Katrina? CNN, through Zucker’s leadership, has pushed propaganda for the past several years, and has gone overboard on the January 6th riot in an attempt to Quelch free speech and demonize Trump supporters.
Zucker had resigned after he blatantly refused to disclose a consensual relationship he had with a colleague while being asked during an investigation of former CNN Host Chris Cuomo. Some suspect Chris Cuomo was previously fired for attempting to cover up his brother, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s, sexual assault allegations.
For the last six months, CNN ratings have been at an all-time low, and the network has faced some major scrutiny after two of its producers were arrested for crimes involving sexual assault of a minor.
Lemon himself could be leaving the network in the near future, too, because he is also facing a lawsuit now from a man by the name of Dustin Hice. Hice has filed a lawsuit that claims in 2018, Lemon sexually assaulted him at a bar.
According to The Sun, the lawsuit claims:
“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, removed his hand and shoved his index and middle fingers in Plaintiff’s moustache and under Plaintiff’s nose”.
Dustin Hice accused CNN host @donlemon of a sexually charged assault says his pending lawsuit isn’t about money, and he can prove he isn't financially motivated because he’s turned down multiple settlement offers. It’s been over two years since he filed lawsuit. Media silent! pic.twitter.com/JpnqUljRhc
— Nathan Thomas 🇺🇸 (@dupsmn) December 9, 2021
Lemon has denied all allegations and said the lawsuit is nothing but Hice attempting to get a big paycheck.