Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lara Logan Of 60 Minutes Raped by Pro-Democracy Mob In Egypt

CBS News says that correspondent Lara Logan was attacked and sexually assaulted last Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square while filming a piece for “60 Minutes.”

From the CBS News 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 a 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what is this world coming to i say nukem and let god sort it out what a load of crap to send a woman in to mayham in the first place someones a** should be fired at the very least and as a country america should punch a hole in that country the same size as egypt problem solved!!!religious peace in the streets huh!