Lemon has denied the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexican border.
Sexual assault allegations
In July 2018 at Murf's Backstreet Tavern in Sag Harbor in the Hamptons Dustin Hice offered to buy Don lemon a vodka drink called a "Lemon Drop" but Lemon declined. Hice's complaint alleges that Lemon,
purports to be an staunch advocate for the “Me Too” movement, a social movement meant to bring awareness and give a voice to victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment. When the cameras are turned off, however, Mr. Lemon’s actions are in stark and disturbing contrast to the public persona he attempts to convey.
Hice alleged that Lemon approached him later that night,
(Lemon) 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 into (Hice's) mustache and under (Hice's) nose. Mr. Lemon intensely pushed his fingers against Plaintiff’s face under Plaintiff’s nose, forcing Plaintiff’s head to thrust backwardasDefendant repeatedly asked Plaintiff “Do you like p**** or d***?”. While saying this, Mr. Lemon continued to shove his fingers into Plaintiff’s face with aggression and hostility.