CBS has made a concise statement regarding the events surrounding the assault of correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo late last week.
Logan, 39, pictured above just before the incident, reportedly became separated from her crew during celebrations following the departure of Hosni Mubarak on February 11th. A mob of men apprehended the journalist, and CBS gave scant details about the attack:
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. 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.
The extent of injury sustained by Logan during the incident was not disclosed. Of a previous incident prior to Mubarak’s departure, Logan commented:
We were detained by the Egyptian army. Arrested, detained, and interrogated. Blindfolded, handcuffed, taken at gunpoint, our driver beaten. It’s the regime that arrested us…. We were accused of being Israeli spies. We were accused of being agents. We were accused of everything.
CBS stated that no further comment on Logan’s most recent ordeal would be given by the network in accordance with her wishes.