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Twitter mercilessly roasts Don Lemon for telling Cosby rape accuser: ‘There’s ways not to perform oral sex’

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CNN host Don Lemon was instantly mocked online for his awkward suggestion to an actress who recently accused comedian Bill Cosby of raping her twice in 1969, Media Matters reported.

“You know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it,” Lemon told Jill Tarshis on Tuesday.

“Oh,” she replied. “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.”

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Lemon’s remark was quickly turned into the tag #DonLemonReporting on Twitter, blasting him for seemingly blaming the victim:

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Tarshis is one of several women to accuse Cosby of rape in recent weeks. Her interview with Lemon came two days after she came forward with her allegations on the entertainment website Hollywood Elsewhere. Tarshis, who was 19 at the time of the alleged attacks, said Cosby “took a liking” to her after meeting her at his cottage at Universal Studios, and invited her to stay and work on some material with him.

“I began to tell him about the earthquake Los Angeles had just had and the sound it made,” she stated. “He liked my ideas for an earthquake bit. The next thing I remember was coming to on his couch while being undressed. Through the haze I thought I was being clever when I told him I had an infection and he would catch it and his wife would know he had sex with someone. But he just found another orifice to use.”

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On Tuesday, Lemon told Tarshis that people had expressed skepticism toward him regarding her story, and asked her why she did not go to the police after the first alleged attack by Cosby.

“I didn’t go to the police because I was 19 years old, I was scared, and I thought nobody would believe me,” she explained. “I’m a 19-year-old girl and he was Mr. America. ‘Mr. Jello,’ as I called him.”

Earlier in the evening, model Janice Dickinson told Entertainment Tonight that Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1982.

“Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me,” Dickinson said. “And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs.”

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Cosby’s attorney said in a statement on Sunday that the comedian would not address the allegations.

Watch Lemon’s interview with Tarshis, as posted by Media Matters, below.

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Jeanine Pirro pushes conspiracy theory 2016 election interference ‘apparently’ started in Ukraine

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The United States intelligence community is united in the conclusion that it was Russia that interred in America's 2016 presidential election.

But Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro said that 2016 election interference "apparently" started in Ukraine.

The conspiracy theory underlying the false claim resulted in President Donald Trump seeking foreign election interference from Ukraine, the scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

Pirro also said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Geoge Kent is a "bozo."

Video of Pirro's opening was posted on Twitter by President Donald Trump:

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WATCH: Pete Buttigieg surges to first place in ‘gold standard’ poll of Iowa caucuses

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg surged in a poll of Iowa released Saturday night.

The poll, by Des Moines Register, CNN and Mediacom, showed major movement in the race.

"Since September, Buttigieg has risen 16 percentage points among Iowa’s likely Democratic caucusgoers, with 25% now saying he is their first choice for president. For the first time in the Register’s Iowa Poll, he bests rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who are now clustered in competition for second place and about 10 percentage points behind the South Bend, Indiana, mayor," the newspaper reported.

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Stephanie Grisham claims Trump is ‘healthy’ and ‘without complaints’ after surprise visit to hospital

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The White House announced that President Donald Trump is healthy after an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed Hospital.

“After a quick exam and labs, the President is headed back downtown," press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.

"The President remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as demonstrated by his repeated vigorous rally performances in front of thousands of Americans several times a week," she argued.

Trump has been holding one or two political rallies a week, where he regularly speaks for well over an hour.

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