CBS Reporter Lara Logan Beaten and Sexually Assaulted in Egypt Celebrations

60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan “suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault” while reporting on the celebrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak on Friday, according to The Post.

CBS said in a statement that Logan and her team and their security were surrounded by a mob of more than 200 people.

“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,” CBS wrote.

“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.”

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CBS Reporter Lara Logan Beaten and Sexually Assaulted in Egypt Celebrations