While reporting for CBS, former GMTV reporter Lara Logan was set upon by a mob in a shocking attack
Former GMTV reporter Lara Logan suffered a shocking sex assault while covering the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, it was revealed last night.
While reporting for US channel CBS, Ms Logan was separated from her crew and set upon by a mob in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
According to CBS – for which she is chief foreign correspondent – the 39-year-old mother-of-one suffered ‘a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating.’
A statement from the network revealed that she was saved by a group of women and Egyptian soldiers after the attack, which is thought to have lasted for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
‘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’ the statement read.
Now back in the US, CBS confirmed: ‘She is currently in the hospital recovering.’
The attack was just one of a suspected 140 suffered by journalists covering the Egyptian uprisings since trouble started at the end of January, the Committee to Protect Journalists reports.