Reporter Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted in Egypt
CBS revealed on Tuesday, February 15, that “60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan was sexually assaulted in Egypt while covering the jubilation following the resignation of former President Hosni Mubarak.
In a shocking revelation, CBS said the assault occurred on February 11 after Logan was separated from her crew and security escorts while covering the events in Tahrir Square. “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,” the network said in a statement. CBS added that Logan “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.”
Logan was able to return to the United States on February 12, according to the statement. She was admitted to a hospital upon arriving back in the U.S. and was released only late Tuesday afternoon. People.com reported that Logan has returned and is now recovering at her Washington D.C. home.