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Don Lemon Asks Bill Cosby Accuser Joan Tarshis Why She Didn’t Bite His Penis To Stop Her Rape

Don Lemon Asks Bill Cosby Accuser Why She Didn't Bite His Penis To Stop Her Rape

 

CNN’s Don Lemon is no stranger to tense and uncomfortable interviews, but a conversation with Bill Cosby’s latest rape accuser Tuesday night took a particularly shocking turn for the worse.

Speaking with Joan Tarshis, a woman who recently accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her 45 years ago, the CNN host asked his guest why she didn’t use her teeth as “a weapon” while being forced to perform oral sex on the comedian.

Lemon at first apologized for sounding “crude,” and then pressed further: “You know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it,” he said.

“Biting,” he later said more directly.

“I didn’t even think of it,” Tarshis replied.

Read the full exchange:

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blockquote>Lemon: Can I ask you this, because — and please, I don’t mean to be crude, ok?

Tarshis: Yeah.

Lemon: Because I know some of you — and you said this last night, that he — you lied to him and said “I have an infection, and if you rape me, or if you do — if you have intercourse with me, then you will probably get it and give it to your wife.”

Tarshis: Right.

Lemon: And you said he made you perform oral sex.

Tarshis: Right.

Lemon: You know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it.

Tarshis: Oh. Um, I was kind of stoned at the time, and quite honestly, that didn’t even enter my mind. Now I wish it would have.

Lemon: Right. Meaning the using of the teeth, right?

Tarshis: Yes, that’s what I’m thinking you’re —

Lemon: As a weapon.

Tarshis: Yeah, I didn’t even think of it.

Lemon: Biting.

Tarshis: Ouch.

Lemon: Yes. I had to ask. I mean, it is, yeah.

Tarshis: Yes. No, it didn’t cross my mind.

Source: Huffington Post

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