11/19/2014 11:52 pm ET

Cosby Rape Accuser Tells Don Lemon His 'Bite' Question Didn't Offend Her

A woman who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her 45 years ago told CNN's Don Lemon that his jarring question from the night before "didn’t offend me at all."

Lemon had asked Joan Tarshis why she didn't use her teeth as "a weapon" when the comedian allegedly forced her to perform oral sex on him, saying, "You know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn't want to do it," driving his point home by adding, "biting."

Lemon later apologized for asking the question, which was criticized on social media.

"If I offended you –– and I don’t think I did –– then I’m sorry for that," Lemon said on Wednesday.

Tarshis replied that she wasn't offended, and had viewed the conversation as casual.

Watch the full exchange above.