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#340843 - 09/26/10 10:04 AM CNN Anchor Don Lemon reveals he is a survivor
onlyakid Offline

Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 1556
Loc: New Jersey
CNN Anchor Don Lemonís On-Air Revelation
*UPDATE: Video


CNN anchor Don Lemon made a very personal admission in the most public of ways ó during his live newscast. Lemon was discussing the sexual abuse cases against Bishop Eddie Long with three members of Longís church who continue to support him.

Lemon had just played a soundbite from the lawyer of one of Longís accusers about how the bishop allegedly got close to one of the young men in his church.

Let me tell you what got my attention about this and I have never admitted this on television. Iím a victim of a pedophile when I was a kid. Someone who was much older than me.

Edited by onlyakid (09/26/10 05:24 PM)
"Being with people that understand you...Priceless"

"and i don't want the world to see me, cause i don't think that they'd understand"

"You don't know what love just do as your told"

"My life has changed. What you take as a simple thing, is not so simple for me anymore"

#340846 - 09/26/10 10:26 AM Re: CNN Anchor Don Lemon reveals he is a survivor [Re: onlyakid]
itrahan Offline

Registered: 03/02/10
Posts: 96
Loc: Louisiana, Gulf Coast
Wow....such a simple statement to move me so heart has fallen, tears are flowing...@49yrs old. Guys...WHY... For just someone recognizing publicly what happen to him personally to move me so deeply. No words to describe the depth of my emotions at this point. So fortunate to have MS to capture this will be from here forward a place of healing. My heart goes out to all equally affect men.

#340854 - 09/26/10 10:55 AM Re: CNN Anchor Don Lemon reveals he is a survivor [Re: itrahan]
SamV Offline

Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 5953
Loc: Talladega, Alabama, USA
Let us not waste this, this courageous opportunity to appropriately and safely share our abuse, victimization and support for all who recover, revive and our thriving!

Thank you onlyakid, and Ivan, for your posts that encourage us to feel and to have courage.


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#340859 - 09/26/10 11:17 AM Re: CNN Anchor Don Lemon reveals he is a survivor [Re: SamV]
prisonerID Offline
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Registered: 02/17/08
Posts: 1247
Loc: Oklahoma
It does inspire a guy to have more courage with himself and with others.

I appreciate that very brave man a lot - as well as the rest of you.


Broad statements often miss their true mark.

#340862 - 09/26/10 12:18 PM Re: CNN Anchor Don Lemon reveals he is a survivor [Re: prisonerID]
pluckmemory Offline

Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 562
Bravo to him.

#340878 - 09/26/10 05:39 PM Re: CNN Anchor Don Lemon reveals he is a survivor [Re: pluckmemory]
catfish86 Offline

Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 829
Loc: Ohio
Kudos. When defenders of men supposedly above reproach attack victims, to stand up for them against the myths and stereotypes. So many of us are buried by them.

God grant me
The Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The Courage to change the things I can,
And the Wisdom to know the difference.

#340879 - 09/26/10 06:04 PM Re: CNN Anchor Don Lemon reveals he is a survivor [Re: catfish86]
1.healing Offline

Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 261
Loc: NW Ohio
What a brave thing for him to do and how beautifully he handled himself. It takes my respect for him to a whole new level.

Great post, onlyakid, thanks for sharing this important message!


"It's never too late to be what you might have been."

George Elliot

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."

Virginia Woolf


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