Don Lemon opens up about his own sexual assault

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 25 ก.ย. 2018
  • CNN's Don Lemon talks about the difficulties of reporting sexual assault and opens up about his own abuse that happened at a very young age.

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  • 19dan99
    19dan99 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Do believe anything this scum bag says, fake news!

  • jennifer stewart
    jennifer stewart 2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don is the biggest racist i know.
    Are the blacks and gays going to stand up against all the
    WHITE HATE #FakeHateCrime
    Like whites stood up for gays & blacks

  • clickclackbang18
    clickclackbang18 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I love you Don watch u all the time and i have no idea how i missed this .. i think you are brave brave man

  • Wallace Karan
    Wallace Karan 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don lemonhead a clown fagg

  • Kovačević Dobrina
    Kovačević Dobrina 4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Lemon was sexually assaulted by a Llama back in 2006 at a petting zoo. But he returns every Valentines Day. Perhaps he has come to terms with it.

  • Carlos Cuervo
    Carlos Cuervo 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How was it to have to eat every single word about the supreme court you said?

  • Carlos Cuervo
    Carlos Cuervo 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Your ass was ripped in pieces and you are mad he never called you again.

  • Carlos Cuervo
    Carlos Cuervo 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Idiot from CNN

  • Chaerin Hwang
    Chaerin Hwang 8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thank you for sharing! You are strong and my role model! God bless you.

  • John Allen Lauridsen Jr.
    John Allen Lauridsen Jr. 9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think justice will be served when done lemon is raped and murdered by an Illegal alien.

  • 刘宇龙
    刘宇龙 9 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • YouTube Guru
    YouTube Guru 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don “ I like dick orange man bad “ Lemonhead.

  • Jerry Lee
    Jerry Lee 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sorry for you but I am sure you know were it happen,how you got home and who else may have been there

  • Bud ll
    Bud ll 14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    F lemon. he probably wanted it done to him

  • Brian Burgess
    Brian Burgess 15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Keep lying u fn homo Uncle Tom

  • Val Fern
    Val Fern 19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Don Lemon is a legend

  • Jean Paul DesEnfants
    Jean Paul DesEnfants 22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this dudes the biggest liar

  • Ana Vera
    Ana Vera 22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    My heart is with you

  • youwanano now
    youwanano now 24 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Braden Young
    Braden Young 25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Well it good to know that brett didnt do that

  • brian mlodzik
    brian mlodzik 26 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Daniel
    Daniel 26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Isn’t Lemon into men or something?

  • superstarrr121
    superstarrr121 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Who cares what you are Don Lemon .

  • zTXhard
    zTXhard หลายเดือนก่อน

    :thinking: hmmmm, a gay that was molested as a kid.
    Hmmmmmm, this is the millionth time I've seen this coincidence.
    Weird, it's like they have something in common. :Big Think Emoji:

    • SavageCanadian
      SavageCanadian 23 วันที่ผ่านมา

      Too stupid to type in the emojis correctly.
      Did you just now upgrade from that flip phone?

  • D Billycheck
    D Billycheck หลายเดือนก่อน


  • FreeLiberty Network
    FreeLiberty Network หลายเดือนก่อน

    I wonder where all the claims went now a couple months later. Stop projecting your own personal stories to try and prey on Americans feelings and soft sides. Especially when you've been put on a position of influence, and use your story (which is horrific and i'm sorry you went through that) to sway a political agenda. CNN is not a place people go expecting to have their emotions preyed on. -- its horrible you use that as leverage. Just because your a victim does not make you a expert, nor a good human being. And it certainly is irreverent to the actual facts regarding the story your payed report about.

    • SavageCanadian
      SavageCanadian 23 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

      Uh-oh. Freeliberty's SJWS are here.

  • Ricky Norton
    Ricky Norton หลายเดือนก่อน

    sexual assault is terrible but you can tell the sicko don lemon liked it.... hes racist, gay, liberal, yet he dates a white guy... very sick libcuck

  • glenn george
    glenn george หลายเดือนก่อน

    Don lemon, do the world a favor and choke to ******* on your husband's white c**k. Your a divisive, racist, race baiting, spewer of hate, piece of trash, and your an enemy of the American people. You're the biggest, hypocrite on CNN. Keep making shit up, and lying to the American people you giant flaming racist, white man lover.

  • S.
    S. หลายเดือนก่อน


  • FPScanada
    FPScanada หลายเดือนก่อน

    don lemon is an evil evil thing. Liar beta

  • Hualani
    Hualani หลายเดือนก่อน

    What is the matter with people? Really more than one thousand dislikes? Does that mean theyre unable as human beings to face the evil caused by other human beings? They choose to ignore these crimes? b/c these are crimes people. Until we talk about it, face it, the perpetrators get away, are empowered to recommit these awful acts. Victims empowerment is the only action to bring these out of the darknessʻ into light, standing up together to say this has to STOP, we will not tolerate this, ʻpeople are not going to get away with this anymore. really? More thsn one thousand dislikes? I dont want to judge you, but please tell us why you dislike this brave and personal segment of national and global importance.

  • Jack
    Jack หลายเดือนก่อน

    Fucking attention seeking libtard clinton news network CUNT

  • James Madison
    James Madison 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Who else did he assault? He sure looks like a woman and was dressed up like one? He hasn't any testosterone...none.

  • Wanda Alexander
    Wanda Alexander 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Don Lemon is a liar by trade

  • William Tecumseh Sherman
    William Tecumseh Sherman 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Watching him talk disgusts me just thinking how many cocks been in his mouth swallowing jizz just like his father that disgusting fake news Pushing queer boy!!!

  • Javassia Robinson
    Javassia Robinson 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Amen thank you all for coming forth it takes real bravery and courage God bless

  • shure46
    shure46 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Don Lemon got molested as a kid , and it's all Trump's fault ......

  • shure46
    shure46 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I can guarantee you there are a thousand highschool parties every friday night where kids are getting drunk and trying to get laid , there is plenty of "touching" going on , and the girls go to these parties willingly .... the whole idea behind "parties" is SEX ....... parties , bars , you name it , young people are looking for SEX ..... THAT is reality .... Why do you think everyone cheers when a girl shows her tits at Mardi Gras ???? Duh ...... Tell these "wholesome virginal chaste girls" to stay home , they have no business at those places , but they go don't they ??? and they are quite happy to be touched "if it's the right guy they want" ..... young people are hormoned up , they get drunk , and they act stupid ..... THIS IS A FACT .... Go to those parties at your own risk , drunks do not use their brains ..... duh ..... Have you ever seen a "Girls Gone Wild" video ????? Hellooooooooo

  • kancil aspal
    kancil aspal 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

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    Secure Border
    Move US Embassy to Jerusalem Trump / Pence 2020

  • Clayton Bigsby
    Clayton Bigsby 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Don lemon is gay.

  • James Anderson
    James Anderson 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Something tells me Don absolutely loved being molested. I'm sure he had his pajama pants pulled down and was bent over the bed waiting for his " daddy " to come tuck him in. The tears are only because he had to grow up and his daddy lost interest. No worries Don , there is another white daddy out there that would have you. Never give up !

  • Jerrel Leender
    Jerrel Leender 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    🔘 ✔ The emotional warfare propaganda. ..... against #Kavanaugh.

  • Edward Harshaw
    Edward Harshaw 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Who would anybody even want to go anywhere this GROTESQUE sexual pervert. lemon a real sick SEXUAL FREAK. Maybe he and his GROTESQUE pole smoking buddy of his cooper should shack up, the SICK SICK SEXUAL FREAKS.

  • Jay Vasallo
    Jay Vasallo 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    A know a lot of people just want to say .."Sorry, it happened to you but who gives a flying fuck?" But don't!

  • MI HO
    MI HO 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Don knowing what you are all about, I don't believe you , you are a sicko and you lie all the time so maybe you are covering something up so you look like a victim but who knows maybe you are just a liar for the left , but your way is to lie so I see you as only a liar

  • Tupac Shakitty
    Tupac Shakitty 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you Don! So real, so true...I was in my 20's when I spoke to someone about my assaults as a 4, 5 and 6 year old. Sometimes victims take it to their grave!

  • Robyn Abney
    Robyn Abney 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I cried watching this thank you for sharing . I was molested/raped at the age of four until I was 8 by my grandfather. I was told if I didn’t let him do it to me he would do it to my cousin who was more like my sister growing up. I never told anyone until I was 15 years old and I just blurted it out after the family was trying to call another cousin of mine a liar when she said he molested her when she was young . It just came out she’s not lying he did it to me too. I never said anything because I felt ashamed scared and thought nobody would believe me or he would harm my cousin like he said.

  • neverben
    neverben 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    And yet here he is with a convicted rapist:วีดีโอ.html?t=20

  • coolwaters891
    coolwaters891 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I hope he got raped hard

  • Stephen Li
    Stephen Li 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Oh that’s why this black race baiting thing is so twisted!!! LOL!!

  • jnorth1000
    jnorth1000 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    He was afraid he might have contracted "Lemon-AIDS"

  • Kip Tucker
    Kip Tucker 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Keep it to yourself, fruitcake!

  • AmetReloads
    AmetReloads 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    More ppl should speak out about this epidemic of homosexuals abusing young boys.
    Most boys have at least one story too tell about being approached by a male sexual predator.Yes it is that often.

  • Night Owl
    Night Owl 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Ohh please, everybody and their mother in law today is coming out and revealing that they were sexually assaulted. Grow up! You’re a grown freakin’ man, start acting like one. I know it’s hard for you Don, but you guys Fake the news over there, why don’t you fake being a man!

  • Marlena Maizar
    Marlena Maizar 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Don Lemon is a racist bigot

  • Alfred Thomas
    Alfred Thomas 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Banal nonsense

  • bill d
    bill d 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This piece of shit lies about everything he's probably lying about this.I don't believe anything that comes out of his mouth.and I wish someone would put their fist in it!

  • vulo vulo
    vulo vulo 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    recent blackface...

  • vulo vulo
    vulo vulo 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    who at the time of this vid would think that this twat comes out with his racism?

  • Eric Thompson
    Eric Thompson 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Fuck off don lemonhead you racist piece of shit!

  • Natural Colours
    Natural Colours 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    since I too was asualted as an elementary student I under stand this BUT I will never support this man speaking on behalf of Black people on national TV. He does not epresent black people and that is what I have to say. I know he deserves the respect all humans deserve but as a homosexual he does not speak for back people.This is why I will NEVER vote DEmocrat because they have ignored the people who speak for us and elevated those who do not. The democrats have sujected black people to this brutality and they have lose my vote and interest. A 12 years old child was murdered by the police and all was said was what was said. How is it that Don is speaking on behalf of us?

  • Yujiro Hanma
    Yujiro Hanma 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    now onder youre an asshole :)

  • Mister Sacca
    Mister Sacca 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    What a pussy! This bitch was raped and know he can tell his story and get rich. Fuck all this shit the media and this monkey clown are assholes!

  • Steve Ent
    Steve Ent 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Shocker, a sexual abuse victim turning GaY, seems to be a prerequisite, Born that WAY? ? Not hardly, you were a victim that never healed.... your gay lifestyle is a symptom of your abuse.., period. Turn to Jesus and.forgive, not Eddie LoNG, Jesus, he will heal your HEART

  • D Doc
    D Doc 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I'm really sorry for what happened to you. However sharing your story to strengthen your opinions is wrong.

  • 15 seconds of truth
    15 seconds of truth 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Just keep ur hands off the kids CNN reporters!

  • Ulf ViKings
    Ulf ViKings 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Don lemon raped my ass when I was 12

  • God will prevail In the end
    God will prevail In the end 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    You are an amazing gay I watch.

  • Hey Ho
    Hey Ho 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It's hard to believe anything from CNN, I'm sorry.

  • Tiffany r
    Tiffany r 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Keep being strong Don may the universe send blessings for you courage

  • Dj Keith
    Dj Keith 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    lol grow up

  • Rafael Sousa
    Rafael Sousa 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Não tem tradução? 😢
    Queria entender pelo menos um pedaço da notícia 😂

  • Pamela Gater
    Pamela Gater 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Was it Corey Booker he assaulted a gay man.

  • debra spivey
    debra spivey 4 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Thomas P
    Thomas P 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Fake crying? U taking lessons from Chrissy Ford Lemon-Head? If Don ''The Con' Lemon says he was sexually assaulted by a pedophile & it was such a terrible experience then why did he chose that same exact lifestyle & has been promoting & loving it ever since? hummmm! Read Romans Chapter 1 verses 18-32. --> "God is angry with sin" *18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; *19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them. *20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: *21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and *their foolish heart was darkened*. *22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, *23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. **24 Wherefore ""God also gave them up to uncleanness"" through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: *25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. ****26 ""For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections"": for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: ****27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. ****28 And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, *""God gave them over to a *reprobate mind*"", to do those things which are not convenient; ****29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, ****30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, ****31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: ***32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that ""they which commit such things are worthy of death"", not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

  • Lois Banks
    Lois Banks 4 หลายเดือนก่อนวีดีโอ.html, God is a healer and He restores life! What darkness meant for evil, God will turn it around for your good! Give your heart to God and watch what He does for you! Love, Prophetess, Lois Banks

  • Just MK
    Just MK 4 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Ernestine Morrison
    Ernestine Morrison 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    My mother taught me to keep secrets of dysfunctional behavior so when I was raped @ 19 I never told anyone other another woman who herself had been raped. In the 60's I knew nothing of the word rape nor did I know I had been raped. I repressed it until I was watching the movie The Principal and got triggered and scared my teenage son. It was not until in my 50's that I joined a Victim Support support group that I talked about it. I again got triggered this week watching a movie with Ice Cube and Regina Hall. Back to therapy because I still have some residue.

  • Ryan Hamilton
    Ryan Hamilton 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    they didn't talk about it sooner because it wasn't politically relevant. they also can't remember anything about that night except for the fact she only had one beer. just because she's a woman dose not give her power over due process. remember, it's innocent until proven guilty not guilty because she says so.

  • Lola Gonzalez
    Lola Gonzalez 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    who cares...

  • reandruzzi
    reandruzzi 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    1.4k sexual predators gave this video a thumbs down.
    This man is amazing ❤

  • Millicent Nicholson
    Millicent Nicholson 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Brave, thank you for sharing, people can know they are not alone.

  • raymay26
    raymay26 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    You probably like it anyways..i wouldn't doubt if you were red shoes Don....

  • alexcncmac salcar
    alexcncmac salcar 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Are Don Lemon and Trevor Noah the same person?

  • Ida M
    Ida M 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you for sharing your story. I am so sorry that happened to you.

  • Kisha McDonald
    Kisha McDonald 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Preach Don And ty for sharing your story I was also raped and I take it day by day but I have the greatest siblings, awesome children and the best mom in the world to help me through

  • sweet swing22
    sweet swing22 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    So the Cavanaugh circus is out of town and now EVERYBODY has been sexually assaulted. Please. Im sorry for the people that this really happened to but these used up actresses that want to get back on tv , since they have become irrelevent, is a damned shame. Everyone claiming is getting attention and they figure they can make a buck and get back in the publics eye. Pathetic. And this Ford lady......really folks? Really?

  • sweet swing22
    sweet swing22 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Its not sexual assault ass swapper, when you go down on your knees for a Happy Meal. Racebaitnig POS!

  • JoJo Pemb
    JoJo Pemb 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    We love you Don! ♥️

  • BMWg84
    BMWg84 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Probably more lies. This guy is a piece of shit

  • Lucy Lu
    Lucy Lu 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Wow. I was also assaulted from 9 yrs old to 11 yrs old. I imagine it started at that time because that’s when I started my female cycle which means I also started developing physically. I imagine that it only ended because he moved. He was only a few years older than I was but he acted like he knew everything and he swore to me that the less I fought, the more awesome I was and the more beautiful I was. I was only beautiful with his hands over my mouth and being quiet. I was only awesome if I wasn’t trying to push him off or fell on him. I was slapped so hard that he left a hand print on my face the first (and last) time that I tried to tell someone quickly. I lied about who slapped me and why because I was too afraid of what might happen next. I also felt shame and like I deserved it, like it was my fault. I still tell myself that I must have done something to receive his hate. That every time he touched me has to of been pay back for past or even future misdeeds & that every time I relive it, it’s because I deserve to. I didn’t even tell my mom and stepmom until this year and they still don’t know how long it lasted. My fiancé was the first one to know and only because my therapist told me to tell him. My therapist only found out for the first time this year and this was all over a decade ago. I am sick & tired of people asking why we don’t speak up sooner when they’re literally telling us to shut up and sit down.

  • Marketing Heavy Duty Tow Companies
    Marketing Heavy Duty Tow Companies 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Bet anything on earth Don Lemon was never ever Sexually assaulted. Horse shit, ya really looked choked up there Don, careful you nearly laughed trying to talk about this horrific event. Why is this lying, fact creating, bullshit artist still on the air? Oh CNN? Right, k that makes sense. Want to see what kind of journalist this liar is, watch David Clark rip him apart about black lifes matter. Lying about being sexually assaulted, a new low for Don Puddin Lemon

  • Howl What
    Howl What 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I am in shock that he shared this but so extremely (not sure if these emotions are appropriate or if they even make sense but they were the first that came to mind) relieved, proud, grateful just one big sigh after another.
    I was molested as a child by a really old man whom I thought of like a grandpa. I told my mom about it and we moved out ( we were homeless) the second time it happened was by my biological father. I had begged my mom to let me have relationship with him, I wanted a dad, I was 11. Again I told my mom about it, she sent him to the I.C.U and went to jail. I blamed myself for so long, after all it was my fault he was there in the first place. I minimized it and always said "it was just a touch i don't deserve to be sad, other people get it worse." My irrational logic was answered with rape, I lost my virginity to it when I was 14. I hid the evidence from my mother because I thought I would get in trouble for drinking. my friend was 16 passed out in the back seat while it was happening. i prayed she would wake up. her date was outside the car waiting. I told my friend what happened, she just laughed, she was still drunk i guess. a year later after we grew apart she started dating him. I had my first boyfriend at 15 and 4 days before my 16th birthday I was raped again by my cousins 30 plus year old boyfriend. That was the most recent one, even though i'm 27 now Its still hard to deal with. I developed so many horrible habits a distorted view of the world, men, and myself. I was suicidal, self destructive, depressed, and cruel. not all at once, there were phases that turned into cycles. if anyone got this far, or can relate to this I want you to know it wasn't your fault, its not you, there is no sign above or around you.
    You are important. You matter..

  • Raja
    Raja 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you for this. Thank you for coming out and saying this. Thank you!!

  • Melissa Berkley
    Melissa Berkley 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Don my special brother don't cry this is all coming from your good and great loving heart our heavenly father Jesus Christ blessed you with. Stay strong my special brother I was rapped from my mother's ex boyfriend and ex boyfriend's day when I was 12 years old. But my past is my past. Stay strong in the lord Don my special brother and he shall renew your strength peace and blessings.😇🙏🙏😇

  • nin web
    nin web 4 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • demonqueen26
    demonqueen26 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    My Mother was raped when she was a virgin young girl. She never told anyone until she was in her 50s when she told me one day. It was abrupt and she locked herself in her room afterwards refusing to speak about it again. My mom still remembers his face and the pain she suffered. And the absolute fear she felt at coming forward in a small southern town where a girl was still laughed at or called a whore or worse for being in that situation. And the Government and Trumps stance, mocking, and belittling of everything proves exactly why women, and men, who had been attacked and hurt so badly DON'T come forward. Anyone who comes forward is incredibly brave to do so. And the mocking from Trump and his base of supporters prove what kind of monsters they are.

  • 56tinman56
    56tinman56 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    And your experience is unique to you lemon. You speak for no one but yourself. It makes you a expert on you, and no one or nothing else. So talk about your experience...but only your experience. When it comes to others experiences...shut your pie hole.

  • Dan Mills
    Dan Mills 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The headline should've read: "sodomy gone wrong".

  • Roberto Matozzo
    Roberto Matozzo 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I sympathize with Don Lemon situation and I agree with him on many points. But...During Don Lemon's interview with Mike Tyson, he referred to Mike Tyson as, "an incredible guy." Mike Tyson was convicted of rape and was accused of many sexual assaults dating back to his teen years. So why as a victim of sexual assault, would he have a convicted rapist on his show? And why would he give a convicted rapist a platform to continue to get rich? And why would he praises that man?