02/15/11-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
There are unfortunate risks for women covering the news in the world. Laura Logan, a CBS News correspondent, was sexually assaulted while covering the resignation of now former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Details are not fully know other than the assault was brutal and sustained, according to the CBS 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 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.
LezGetReal wishes Ms Logan a speedy recovery and our hearts go out to her. The sexual assault on her adds to the horrors that were visited upon journalists in Egypt during the unrest including the fact that two FOX journalists were beaten and hospitalized, and an Egyptian reporter was shot and killed.
More details will be reported if they are forthcoming and are not going to add to the damage already done to Ms Logan