October 31,2010. Don Lemon, anchor for CNN, was a victim of a Pedophile as a kid. While covering the biggest news story to hit the black community since the Chris Brown scandal & the Eddie Long allegations, Don Lemon revealed something very private to his viewers. During a conversation with a few of Bishop Eddie Long’s supporters, the CNN anchor admitted on-air for the very first time that he was sexually abused by a pedophile as a kid. The journalist said: “I have never admitted this on television. I was a victim of a pedophile when I was a kid; someone who was much older than me. I have never admitted that on television. I didn’t tell my mom that until I was 30 years old.”
We can clearly see that it was a tough decision to talk about something so painful & so personal -but we can only hope that his confession will help others who may have gone through the same predicament. During the segment something interesting popped up: “Why are all of the Christians praying for Bishop Eddie Long and leaving out the four male teenage members of his church who may have been taken advantage of?” Did it ever occur to Eddie Long’s church members that there is a tiny possibility that he might have done the things he is accused of, just like the thousands of catholic priests who have slept with little boys?