Jesus Take The Wheel: CBS News War Reporter Attacked And Sexually Assaulted In Cairo

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CBS News war correspondent Lara Logan endured a “brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating” while covering the jubilation in Egypt last week following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, the network said today. In a statement, CBS said Logan was on assignment for “60 Minutes” while covering the festive atmosphere last Friday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square when “her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy.”

During the chaos, Logan, 39, became “separated from her crew” and “suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers.” The separation and assault lasted for roughly 20 to 30 minutes, said a person familiar with the matter, who added that it was “not a rape.”
The network said Logan returned to the US on the first flight the following day.

“She is currently in the hospital recovering,” CBS said, without elaborating. “There will be no further comment from CBS News and Correspondent Logan and her family respectfully request privacy at this time.” Logan is one of nearly 140 news correspondents who have been injured or killed since Jan. 30 while covering the political unrest in Egypt, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Logan, a native of South Africa, has been CBS’s chief foreign correspondent since 2006. She has regularly filed reports from war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan for “60 MInutes” and the “CBS Evening News.”

Before joining CBS News in 2002, Logan had 14 years of journalism experience, including 10 years in the international broadcast news. She served as a correspondent for GMTV, the morning news program of Great Britain’s ITV. She had also worked as a freelancer for CBS Radio and CNN. Logan also received an Emmy Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and a Murrow Award for “Ramadi: On the Front Line,” a 2006 report on US soldiers who came under fire in Ramadi, Iraq.



  • if anything be noble

    I am sorry for her but this is yet another example of these people thinking they can take their butts anywhere and there should be no danger for them since they are armed with their Protective White Shield that should innoculate them from all hurt, harm and danger as their butts walk through angry mobs of non-playing people, wrestle alligators (thereby getting eaten,) swim with stingrays, go live with lions and sing to bears. Her butt got sent back to the US days previous to this attack and what did she do? She promptly raised her Shield and reboarded a plane that same day and to her butt back to violent Cairo where she got attacked. People. Folks, bears and alligators are not PLAYING with you. Play with them if you wanna. But the shield isn’t working.

    • YoungCosby

      You’re completely wrong. Journalist, regardless of race always know in the back of their minds that something can go down wherever they may be. They do it for the prestige of reporting the news to the public which they feel is their civic duty, not because they feel invincible. Read old interviews and columns from Peter Jennings, Dan Rather or Tom Brokaw and this is evident.

    • Sherlock Holmez

      This was arrogance at its peak. These people disregarded the fact that:
      1. the Arabs in the middle east generally do not like the US.

      2. They are predominantly Muslim, which means they frown on the engagement of women in certain things.

      3.The ignoble role that the western media plays in that territory as a PR agency for Zionist interests is not lost on them.

    • kay

      That is complete crap. Very ignorant comment. Surely you have seen the dozens of cases of WHITE journalists that have been kidnapped, attacked and abused during their work in the middle eastern conflicts? To say they think they can go anywhere because of some made up notion of ‘white shield’ as an attempt to justify what happened to this woman is disgusting. you should be ashamed of yourself for even suggesting such a thing

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      Those egyptians can’t resist flesh.That explains why the women are always covered up,it sure is a dangerous country. My Sudanese friend told me a similar story of her being groped, when she visited the country.

    • You said it!

      You are so right. I know some people are getting offended, but let’s keep it real, certain people (side eye) put themselves in unnecessary danger and it has nothing to do with journalism and getting the big scoop for us. They put themselves in danger just for the heck of it. I mean what about the college grads that decided to hike near Iran & got kidnapped. Who does this?!

    • The Ugly Truth


    • ThunderKitty

      You are loud and wrong please try again.

  • if anything be noble

    Nope. These people wouldn’t DREAM of walking their journist butts through Compton in the middle of a gun battle because that would be “too dangerous” but there’s something exotic (and quite condescending) to go around the world and think their butts will be protected because they’re “American journalists.” Well, American Journalists… Take your butts everywhere if you want to but people are not thinkin bout yall. Neither are the bears. (And I won’t even go into the fact that she’s a woman and mother of two young kids making the choice to go race to the middle of a riot in that culture…) Make good decisions and understand where you’re going, whitefolks.

    • rose by any other name 350 8914 ™

      I wholeheartiy agree, these same people are so scared to walk down the street in compton, south side of Chi-town, but yet they run their azz over there in the middle of a battle…use your brain white folks… most of those people dont like you anyway!!

  • msbliss

    These ppl are a very small group of brave souls who risk their life anywhere tragedy is to bring US the news of what is happening. If it wasn’t for journalist we wouldn’t kno sh*t about Not Only the outside world but even what goes on in our own country! Journalist have exposed Ppl 4 who they really are stars, politicians, judges, doctors. If they weren’t brave enough to investigate this A lot sh*t would be going on we don’t know about. So be thankful we have them. When reading informative info in a mag or book that is a writer, a journalist informing you of info U need! These Egyptian ppl are fighting 2 be ppl lik journalist & write & report what’s going on our country w/o oppression.

    • resurrected

      If u say so because they never have the last say of what is being posted and reported on the news. They come back with facts while we get the water down version of that information.

  • afrodite

    smdh…I wish her the best recovery both physically and mentally.

  • coldt7

    They should’ve cut her white azz head off.That would have probaly been news worthy because this is not.

  • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

    From what I am reading, Egyptian women are hara$$ed all the time. The streets of Egypt are not safe for women of any race.

    • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

      @ likostar

      Your comment seems kind of vague? What details are left out? What is suspicious about the timing, coverage and outcome?

      Law has broken down to some extent in the wake of a revolution. A group of men molest a female reporter. Women and soldiers come to her aid. Seems pretty clear cut to me.

  • coco4real

    That’s a terrible thing to happen,I hate that it happened. However, Egypt has made it clear that they do not WANT the Americans/Press over there, so why do they keep going? Those people are not playing, nobody is exempt, they do not want Americans over there, they must feel as though the Americans just do whatever they want, when they want and obviously, they do not approve.

    • Miss U Much MJJ....Lovely1

      It wasn’t just the American press that got hurt. Journalist from around the world haev had issues in Egypt.

    • Ellie

      She’s not American she’s from south africa. Her specialty is foreign affairs. The Egyptian governments and their thugs didn’t want cameras there. They wanted to kill and attack pro-democracy protesters without the outside world knowing.

      The people who were protesting wanted them there so the journalists could tell their stories. One man even told a reporter to tell his story so that if he died during the protests the world would know that he was fighting against oppression. Some of you people are just too ignorant for words..

  • kay

    I can’t believe how people are making this about race… it’s an awful thing to happen to any woman of any race, smh

  • The Commenter Formerly Known as White Devil

    The main group that was attacking the press was the Mubarek regime. The Amercian press was largely supportive of the opposition, who were celebrating a victroy. It shouldn’t have been dangerous.

  • Miss U Much MJJ....Lovely1

    I have to agree with White Devil on this one. I have been to Egypt and the men are DISGUSTING!!!! They think EVERY western woman is loose. They called a girl I was with a prostitute and she was fully covered. The people were rude and the place was filthy especially Cairo. I do not want to go back there except to go to the Sinai Peninsula. Cairo, Luxor, etc. NEVER!

  • if anything be noble

    There are no “shoulds” in conflict. “It should be safe” since they reached an agreement. “It should be safe now since Mubarek resigned.” The man resigned more times than Brett Favre. Any region of conflict is dangerous and can turn ugly in a heartbeat. That was a hotbed of emotion and potential violence.


    Typical white priviledge mentallity. There are plenty of black journalists that don’t take their a$$es into warzones and still do good journalism work. I can see it now: “Mr Gumbel we’d like you to go to Bosnia to cover the war, this will get you a pulitzer”… BG “Pulitzer my a$$, spark up the green screen, Bryant ain’t goin’ nowhere near that sh!t” the real brotha comes out then for sure… LOL


    Explaination: white priviledge mentality is when white ppl feel that they should be allowed to do anything they please just because they’re white. I.e. going into dangerous situations and expecting nothing to happen to them, even to the point of being apalled if something does happen.

  • afro british

    Those egyptians can’t resist flesh.That explains why the women are always covered up,it sure is a dangerous country. My Sudanese friend told me a similar story of her being groped, when she visited the country.

  • Soul Touch

    Wishing her all the best. Journalist put themselves in the midst of action to give the world an inside view of what’s going on.

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