Don Lemon, ladies and gentleman…COMING IN HOT! Completely unafraid to ask the tough questions when it comes to this Bill Cosby rape situation. Reminding Joan Tarshis, a lady who is a victim of rape, that “there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it,” that she could have weaponized her teeth and saved herself.
Suggesting that Tarshis could have prevented her own rape by biting Bill Cosby’s cock is like one rung higher — on the list of dumb shit that could be said to a rape victim — than him saying since it was happening anyway, she should have just enjoyed the ride. What a fucking assbag this guy is.
Here’s a blow-by-blow of the conversation via Media Matters:
LEMON: Can I ask you this, because — and please, I don’t mean to be crude, OK?
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.”
LEMON: And you said he made you perform oral sex.
LEMON: You — 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. So, um —
LEMON: Yes. I had to ask. I mean, it is, yeah.
TARSHIS: Yes. No, it didn’t cross my mind.
Had to ask. Had to. Couldn’t use his own teeth, as a weapon against stupidity, and bite his tongue. The thought must have never occurred to him.