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Assaulted CBS Reported Lara Logan Gives First Interview Since Returning From Egypt

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Lara Logan recounts assault

CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan, who was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted in Egypt in February, has finally spoken about her terrifying ordeal.

In her first interview since the incident, Lara told Scott Pelley for this Sunday's 60 Minutes that she was seperated from her team for 25 minutes and surrounded by hundreds of men. She recounted her heartbreaking attack, saying:

"There was no doubt in my mind that I was in the process of dying. I thought not only am I going to die, but it's going to be just a torturous death that's going to go on forever…"

How terrible! We're so sorry that ever had to happen to her!

While reporting in Egypt's Tahrir Square, her team's interpreter heard signs of trouble coming their way and urged them to leave, but it was too late and she was surrounded, then cut off from her bodyguard, producer, and cameraman.

During the interview she says the thoughts of her children sustained her throughout the attack. When she returned home and saw their faces, she was flooded with emotion, explaining:

"I felt like I had been given a second chance that I didn't deserve…because I did that to them. I came so close to leaving them, to abandoning them."

Again, we're so sorry she had to go through such a horrible ordeal. NOBODY should be subject to that kind of abuse, but we're glad to see she's overcoming the traumatic incident and moving on with her life.

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23 comments to “Assaulted CBS Reported Lara Logan Gives First Interview Since Returning From Egypt”

  1. 1

    This is exactly why reporters (or anyone) should be going into these countries during volatile times. Poor woman. It must have really been horrible for her.

  2. 2

    Sorry for what happened to her but any reporter who travels to countries in turmoil - knows that there is a huge chance he/she may not return to their family/children. Not sure if they are being brave or stupid. As a mother myself - I know that as long as the children are young - I owe it to them to take care of myself and not put myself into dangerous situations on purpose.

  3. 3

    I hate to sound crass but reporters die and are captured and are tortured everyday. It is part of the danger they put themselves in. It is the choice they make for the work they do. NO ONE in the world deserves that pain, but it is a choice and they all make a sacrifice to go and report the news no matter what harm bestoys them

  4. 4

    Can't help but admire how Lara remained dignified in the face of adversity. We do need journalists to take risks and report to us in order to be informed and consequently aware of what's going on elsewhere. I refuse to live as an ignorant human being and professionals such as Lara help me understand the world I live in, as cruel and repulsive that world might be.

  5. 5

    Okay you need to proof read your article because for the LAST time "seperate" is not spelled like that…it's SEPARATE..people always get that word wrong. Jeez…

  6. 6

    FUCKING learn to spell you shittard. Seriously, if you're mentally incapable of understanding grammar, spelling, etc., or just plain lazy… get yourself some literate assistants to proofread your entries.

  7. 7

    fucking arabs.

  8. 8

    This attewntion whore makes me sick. What the hell was she even doing there? yes, she's a reporter, but look at the NEGATIVE ATTENTION SHE AND EVERY OTHER ATT. WHORE attract and then scream bloody murder when someone attacks them. if you're going to emit sexual energy, then don't complain when that's the first thing people see. I think she deserved what she got. I'm so sick of these att. whores dressing and acting like sluts, then coyly wondering "why me?".

  9. 9

    Aww, poor pretty white lady got attacked in Libya. Why aren't we hearing about all the women, children, and men who are actually DIED because of the riots?

  10. 10

    It is amazing what some people will do in order to get a stupid award and accolades from their peers. It's hard to enjoy your Pulitzer when you're dead.

  11. 11

    Re: ImOldGregRe: pollopicu – Karma should have a field day with you - You desperately need therapy - I am sacred that there are people out there likeyou amoung us - If she deserved that then I wonder what you deserve

  12. 12

    Re: ImOldGreg – If you have no clue why do you post - It wasn't Libya - it even says Egypt ion the post - so to you I saw poor non white person makes an ass of themselves - good going - not everything is racial

  13. 13

    Re: ImOldGreg – And if you want to hear about the people that died in the riots - you will have to rely on people like Lara that are covering the story - part of why your post is so lame

  14. 14

    This is a lie! Where's the proof? I need to see a camera shot or two to believe this! Court of law, my friends, at best, this is an alleged attack until proven. I'm not trusting her word! I refuse! Prove it!

  15. 15

    I just checked and legally, you have to say allegedly attacked in your print. Please correct it, as you are in violation of liable and slander!

  16. 16

    Re: ohthatj – I'm afraid that it was reported first by an outside source - her company was mum on this until they were forced to deal with it - The attack took place and there are witnesses and people on her team that were injured as well so there is no need for alleged - If you are not familar with the law or the truth of the story perhaps it's best to not comment

  17. 17

    Even Amanpour left because the situation was much too unsafe for reporters! I hate what happened to her, but she stayed because she wanted recognition at any price, as noted by Da-Rev. Unfortunately, she almost lost her life because of her "ambition."

  18. 18

    Re: lidia! – racist fucker

  19. 19

    Re: jazz99 – Morons, like Perez's writers, get that word wrong.

  20. 20

    I hope that Ms. Logan will recover from her ordeal. My thoughts and prayers are with her.

  21. @v@ says – reply to this


    Even if she may or may not think so, people who have gone through such a thing would urge Ms. Spencer to absolutely seek P.T.S.D. counseling, because the after effects will affect her in ways she can't even think of right now, and for a very long time. Good counseling can help mitigate immensely.

  22. @v@ says – reply to this


    Whoops. Not Ms. Spencer, Ms. Logan.

  23. 23

    Re: Karena – That is ridiculous - a lot of reporters were there still - she was doing her job - how dare you assume you know more than a seasoned journalist - untill you have the guts and brains to do her job I suggest you consider that you may not know what your talking ab out - considering what she had to endure I can not believe your attituide and arogance