CNN’s Don Lemon Asks Bill Cosby Rape Victim Why She Didn’t Stop Her Rape

Joan Tarshis is one of the latest victims to come forward alleging Bill Cosby had raped them. She appeared on CNN last night with Don Lemon who asked her why she didn’t just stop getting raped. Specifically, why she didn’t bite down on his penis when he forced her to give him oral sex. May I remind you that at the time she was only 19, this happened 45 years ago, Bill Cosby was one of the most powerful men at the time and she was drugged.

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.

I heard Don Lemon stubbed his toe once. Why didn’t he just not stub it?

On another note, Bill Cosby’s Netflix special has been postponed due to the fact that he’s allegedly raped a bunch of people.

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