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CBS Correspondent Lara Logan Suffered 'Brutal' Assault in Egypt

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CBS News correspondent Lara Logan suffered "a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating" last week while covering the unrest in Egypt, the network said Tuesday.

The CBS statement:

"On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a 60 MINUTES story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.

"In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently in the hospital recovering.

"There will be no further comment from CBS News and Correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time."
Filed Under: Egypt Crisis, Media
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I'm disgusted by Idagda's comment. I am American, and I too have lived overseas for an extended period of time. Not all Americans are as ignorant as you think. Nothing excuses this behavior and attack on her NOTHING. No matter what digging Journalists do... it's their job. It's not a man's job to rape and assult. Regardless of where you live, what country you are from, or what society/religion, etc you grow up in - humanity is not a foreign concept to anyone. I'm completely disgusted.

February 18 2011 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh come on...this is LIFE. The journalists can sure dig into other's lives, but God forbid if someone wants to dig into their lives.

It IS a horrible nightmare. But it's reality over there and if more Americans understood and LIVED overseas, they might understand what is really happening. And yes, I have lived overseas. That's where I grew up. It's not pretty what happens to women in those male dominated religious societies. Not pretty at all.

February 16 2011 at 5:09 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

I'm so sorry for Lara for going through that horrible nightmare. I wish you fast physical healing & hope you take your time with the psychological healing. I'll keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

February 16 2011 at 4:25 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

I am trying to understand the reason CBS surpressed what happened to "THE CBS REPORTER"!...They should be "drawn & quartered" for the lack of SECURITY she
should have had on the front line when she was BEATEN - DRAGGED - ASSAULTED -
& Raped.! I have followed her career for years - a brilliant reporter is now
in another fight for her life. The crew of CBS should be fired for NOT getting
help (CELL PHONES!)SO,POLITICS DAILY,Lets take it from here...Please lets start
now to reopen this and just leave out her name - its already out but lets help her by not doing it QUIETLY... my name is on record to help you PD - thank you

February 16 2011 at 4:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh, yeah, the World is much safer now that Mubarak has stepped down. Thanks to our "President" for supporting an angry mob and ousting a stabilizing influence in the hell that is Middle East. Thought and prayers go out to Ms. Logan, and here's hoping our government reacts to the attacks on the media and withdraws all support for Egypt and their criminal citizenry.

February 16 2011 at 12:22 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Journalists are not viewed with uniform reverence in all societies. Perhaps some elements of the Muslim Brotherhood are less secular and peaceful than we have been led to hope.

February 15 2011 at 6:59 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

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