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*Don Lemon is catching heat for implying in an interview Tuesday night that a woman can stop a certain type of sexual assault if she really wanted to.

The CNN host was interviewing Joan Tarshis, a woman who recently went public with her accusation that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1969. He questioned Tarshis on why she didn’t bite Cosby and use her teeth “as a weapon” when he forced her to perform oral sex.

Their conversation:

Lemon: Can I ask you this, because, and, and please, I don’t mean to be crude, ok?

Tarshis: Yeah.

Lemon: Because I know some of you — 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. So —

Tarshis: Ouch.

Lemon: Yes. I had to ask. I mean, it is, yeah.

Tarshis: Yes. No, it didn’t cross my mind.

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