CBS News’ Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted In Egypt

Written by Michael Lambarde on Feb. 16, 2011

Lara Logan, the Cheif Foreign Affairs Correspondent for CBS News, was allegedly sexually assaulted and beaten just moments after a mob of people were delighted to hear that controversial Egypt President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. According to Logan, who was reporting a segment for CBS’ “60 Minutes”, and the rape and beatdown took place after she was separated from her security team in Tahrir Square.

PHOTOS: Shots of Lara Logan from Egypt moments before she was assaulted

This is what CBS had to say about the situation: “[Logan] suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. [Logan] 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.”

Logan and her team had been detained by Egyptian police 8 days before the sexual assault — and Logan had reported, “We were accused of being more than journalists, very frightening suggestions were being made. Suggestions that really could be very dangerous for us.”

Photos: CBS News’ Lara Logan reporting from Egypt moments before she was assaulted, plus other photos of her throughout her career

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