CBS News' Lara Logan in hospital after sexual assault in Egypt
Image Credit: CBSCBS News announced Tuesday that correspondent Lara Logan — who was on location in Egypt covering the protests against now former President Hosni Mubarak — was beaten and sexually assaulted after being mobbed Feb. 11. According to CBS, after President Mubarak vacated his seat, Logan was separated from her crew when a group of over 200 protesters erupted into celebration. “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,” CBS News wrote on their website. The reporter returned to the U.S. the following day, and is currently recovering in a hospital. “There will be no further comment from CBS News and Correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time,” CBS News wrote.
Logan is not the only journalist to have been injured while in Egypt; during the protests, CNN’s Anderson Cooper was attacked by Mubarak supporters and Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot was hospitalized after he was severely beaten.