Female New York Times Photographer Assaulted in Libya

Female New York Times Photographer Assaulted in Libya

A New York Times photographer covering the uprising in Libya says she was sexually assaulted by soldiers loyal to tyrant Muammar Qaddafi.

Pulitzer Prize-winning war photographer Lynsey Addario says she was molested repeatedly during six harrowing days in captivity with three other New York Times journalists.

"There was a lot of groping. Every man who came in contact with us basically felt every inch of my body," said Addario.

She says one captor fondled her and then told her she was going to be executed.

"He was caressing my head in this sick way, this tender way, saying 'You're going to die tonight,' " she said.

The four journalists say they were blindfolded, tied up with wire, and beaten with rifle butts several times before being released on Monday.

Her brutal treatment is a disturbing echo of the more serious incident involving CBS correspondent Lara Logan who was sexually abused by a mob in Cairo in February.

CBS said Logan was subjected to "a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating."