Lara Logan Details Sexual Assault


Speaking to 60 Minutes on Sunday night, CBS News reporter Lara Logan gave the most detailed account yet of the sexual assault she suffered in February while covering the protests in Egypt’s Tahrir Square. She says she was stripped of her clothing by a mob after she was separated from her team. "I didn't even know that they were beating me with flagpoles and sticks and things because the sexual assault was all I could feel, their hands raping me over and over and over again,” she said. “They were trying to tear off chunks of my scalp . . . not trying to pull out my hair, holding big wads of it literally trying to tear my scalp off my skull." She adds, "I was in no doubt in my mind that I was in the process of dying.” She was rescued by Egyptian women. When CBS News Producer Max McClellan discovered Logan, he thought her legs were broken. "It was like she had been through some sort of grinder," he said.