CBS Reporter Assaulted During Egyptian Celebration
Posted on Feb 15, 2011
On Tuesday, CBS News released a statement that reporter Lara Logan was attacked and sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. Logan was filming a segment for “60 Minutes” when she and her crew were caught up in a mob of about 200 people “whipped into a frenzy,” according to the network. —KA
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.
Lara Logan is the chief foreign correspondent for CBS News.