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Lara Logan Speaks Out About Rape

April 29, 2011


Lara Logan in Iraq
Lara Logan in Iraq

Journalist Lara Logan is finally speaking out about what happened to her in Tahrir Square when she was sexually assaulted by a mob of 200 to 300 men.

The assault occured on the night that Hosni Mubarak's government fell in Cairo.

Lara Logan, 39, exclusively spoke to the New York Times about the night she thought she was going to die.

Logan, a CBS News correspondent, was in Cairo reporting for a "60 Minutes" segment. The reporter became separated from her bodyguard and found herself in the middle of the mob.

"For an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands," Logan said in an interview with the Times.

According to the BBC, a group of women and an estimated 20 soldiers managed to save her after she became separated from her colleagues and security.

The Times article states that Logan is coming out to talk about the horrific incident "on behalf of other journalists and on behalf of millions of voiceless women who are subjected to attacks like this and worse."

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