An American Correspondent Was Sexually Attacked in Egypt
A correspondent for American TV network CBS is in hospital after she was savagely sexually assaulted on Friday, February 11 while reporting on the unrest in Egypt. CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was reporting on the pro-democracy demonstrations from the front line in Cairo in the lead up to President Hosni Mubarak's dramatic decision to step down after 30 years.
According to a statement from the network, Logan and her team were surrounded by a "dangerous element amidst the celebration" in Cairo's Tahrir Square as the mob were whipped into a frenzy following the news of the president's resignation.
Logan was separated from her crew and "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating". She was saved by a group of women and 20 Egyptian soldiers. She returned to her hotel and flew straight back to the U.S. on Saturday, February 12 and she is currently receiving hospital treatment.
She wasn't the only American news reporter attacked while reporting on the protests - CNN newsman Anderson Cooper was punched and kicked by protesters while he was attempting to file a report. The brave newsman refused to fly home immediately after his attack and filed the rest of his reports about the unrest from an undisclosed location.
- Harry Styles Stops His Concert to Pay Tribute to Victims of Manchester Bombing
- Jack Kesy Rumored to Play Tom Cassidy in 'Deadpool 2'
- The Great War Is Coming in First Trailer for 'Game of Thrones' Season 7
- First Look at Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern, Captain Phasma Unmasked in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
- Beware Angelina Jolie! Brad Pitt Is Ready to Publish a Tell-All
- Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson Are Fighting Over 'The Voice' Gig
- Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Are Planning to Remarry This Summer
- Fans Are Begging Justin Bieber to Cancel His Upcoming U.K. Concerts