CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted by Cairo Mob
CBS says the 39-year-old reporter "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating."
Logan, the mother of a 14-month-old baby, was reporting for 60 Minutes when she was separated from her crew during the ecstatic celebrations that followed the resignation of Hosni Mubarak on February 11th.
The savage assault occurred when Logan was "surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration."
"In the crush of the mob she was separated from her crew...it was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy," a network statement said.
She was rescued by a group of women and 20 Egyptian soldiers.
Logan was flown back to the United States on the first flight the next morning.
"She is currently in the hospital recovering," a CBS spokesman said.
Several American journalists have found themselves in harm's way while reporting from the front line of the Egyptian revolution.
CNN's Anderson Cooper was set upon by a violent mob and CBS anchor Katie Couric was hassled by an angry mob, as was Christiane Amanpour.