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CBS Reporter Sexually Assaulted in Egypt

2/15/2011 6:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

CBS News reporter Lara Logan was sexually assaulted after being surrounded by a crazed mob in Tahrir Square on Friday ... moments after Hosni Mubarak officially stepped down.

Lara Logan

According to CBS, Logan and her crew were covering a story for "60 Minutes" when they were surrounded by a mob of more than 200 people and she was separated from her security team.

CBS says 39-year-old Logan "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers."

CBS continues, "[Logan] 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."

Logan and her team had been detained by Egyptian police 8 days before the sexual assault -- and Logan had reported, "We were accused of being more than journalists, very frightening suggestions were being made. Suggestions that really could be very dangerous for us."

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CBS Reporter Raped

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46.

Soetoro    

Lindsay Lohan's take.


Friday afternoon Lilo took to her Twitter page to express some well-wishes for everyone in Egypt. "Congratulations to the people of Egypt," she wrote. "Your voices were heard and you proved that peaceful demonstrations are possible and effective..."

The 'Mean Girls' star added, "And I pray Egypt maintains it's treaty with Israel and sets the trend for its neighbors to create peace with Israel and the entire region."

1290 days ago
47.

Linz    

Very sad!I had a feeling that we were getting a one sided story about the protests being so peaceful. And why would CBS have her out there to begin with? If it's not safe for men then it certainly wouldn't be safe for women. Horrible story!

1290 days ago
48.

Superman    

Hey morons, nowhere does it say she was "gang raped"!!!! It says she was "sexually assaulted" which may mean somebody just grabbed her butt or grabbed her shirt and pushed her around. No where does it say she was "raped".

1290 days ago
49.

Bug    

OMG! I am so sorry for her. She has been so brave to be on all of these fronts. I hope the Egyptians figure out our press is not the enemy.

1290 days ago
50.

tamara    

The misogynist posts here are not surprising. There are many George Sodini-type losers in the world who have been rejected by women and then developed an extreme hatred of them, even wishing that they be raped or killed. They justify their hatred in a number of ways, including blaming the victim for the harm she suffered.

Nice try misogynists, but we see right through your pathetic existence.

1290 days ago
51.

marknyc    

200 animals assaulting a woman in plain sight is not an isolated incident: it's in their culture. Until they will learn how to behave there is no place in the civilized world for them other than the caves for sub-humans where they come from. The women and the soldiers who helped deserve to be noted but it's not enough.

1290 days ago
52.

Soetoro    

The are a bunch of dirt farmers who deserve nothing. The just turned a zoo into a democracy, congratulations.

1290 days ago
53.

Jackie    

@ Ron....You're another idiot.As usual idiots have to feel important by slamming others. Go f!ck yourself and stay out of my damn comment. Don't like what i say, then skip it. f!ck you.

1290 days ago
54.

MooCow    

uh, where does it say that she was raped? I'm not saying that she wasn't but that certainly is not stated in the TMZ article.

1290 days ago
55.

Soetoro    

Never underestimate the idiocy of a Lohan.

300 plus dead thousands injured.

Friday afternoon Lilo took to her Twitter page to express some well-wishes for everyone in Egypt. "Congratulations to the people of Egypt," she wrote. "Your voices were heard and you proved that peaceful demonstrations are possible and effective..."

The 'Mean Girls' star added, "And I pray Egypt maintains it's treaty with Israel and sets the trend for its neighbors to create peace with Israel and the entire region."

1290 days ago
56.

tamara    

MooCow, "sexual assault" is the legal term for rape.

The misogynist posts here are not surprising. There are many George Sodini-type losers in the world who have been rejected by women and then developed an extreme hatred of them, even wishing that they be raped or killed. They justify their hatred in a number of ways, including blaming the victim for the harm she suffered.

Nice try misogynists, but we see right through your pathetic existence.

1290 days ago
57.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I see some people are going to hold this attack against the whole country. Ignorant to the end.

1290 days ago
58.

rach    

So sorry this happened to her.She worked for the BBC a few years ago,she got blasted from fellow workers for the way she acted,i remember one always said something like this will happen to her.She was always hungry for fame and used her sex appeal.When she was reporting from iraq for the BBC she was contantly the news item because of the way she dressed..This does not give any man the right to rape her but it struck me cold remembering what her fellow woker said..Hundreds of women r raped in Egypt everyday sadly she is now one of them.SAD

1290 days ago
59.

jeff    

Sucks to hear this, but that's what happens when you put a beautiful blonded haired woman in a hostile crowd when Egypt's government is being overthrown. You have to expect something like this would happen, she's lucky to be alive.

1290 days ago
60.

kali    

... Do those people actually deserve freedom?
Seems to me that some of those animals may need a dictator after all.

Posted at 1:21 PM on Feb 15, 2011 by MightyMad

You may be right.

1290 days ago
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