Monday, May 2, 2011

Lara Logan: They Raped Me With Their Hands

Luke Ford writes:

In February, CBS, after learning that other media were asking questions about the incident, said that its correspondent Lara Logan “suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating” in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

The New York Times reports:

Lara Logan thought she was going to die in Tahrir Square when she was sexually assaulted by a mob on the night that Hosni Mubarak’s government fell in Cairo.

Ms. Logan, a CBS News correspondent, was in the square preparing a report for “60 Minutes” on Feb. 11 when the celebratory mood suddenly turned threatening. She was ripped away from her producer and bodyguard by a group of men who tore at her clothes and groped and beat her body. “For an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands,” Ms. Logan said in an interview with The New York Times. She estimated that the attack lasted for about 40 minutes and involved 200 to 300 men.

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