Open Thread: CBS News's Lara Logan 'Brutally Assaulted' in Cairo

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lara Logan, chief foreign correspondent for CBS News, who was attacked and sexually assaulted by a mob of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 11, CBS revealed Tuesday. Logan is now back in the United States recovering. The network reported yesterday:

On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS chief foreign 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 home recovering.

There will be no further comment from CBS News and correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time.

We at NewsBusters send our best wishes, our gratefulness that Logan is alright, and our hope for a speedy recovery.

NB Staff
NB Staff