CBS news correspondent Lara Logan was sexually assaulted while reporting in Egypt. And by a “happy” mob no less:
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.
Once the violence against journalist escalated in Egypt I wondered how long it was going to be before there was a major sexual assault. And I’ve always wondered about Lara Logan since she is the epitome of Western beauty, young-ish, blond, slim, and how she managed or if she were worried about being sexually assaulted since she is often in some of the most volatile regions in the world.
We wish her speedy recovery.