In February, CBS abruptly announced that its correspondent Lara Logan "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating" in Cairo while covering the Egyptian revolution. It was odd to make a such a strong, vague statement; it got everyone's attention, but nobody knew what it really meant.
Later reports said "Her clothes were torn off and the crowd hit her and beat her with poles." But now, Lara Logan is telling the story herself. She spoke to the NYT in advance of a 60 Minutes story on her assault that's going to air this Sunday night.
She was ripped away from her producer and bodyguard by a group of men who tore at her clothes and groped and beat her body. "For an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands," Ms. Logan said in an interview with The New York Times. She estimated that the attack lasted for about 40 minutes and involved 200 to 300 men.
Logan also said "My clothes were torn to pieces," and called the mob "merciless." And then she wouldn't say more. Whether to save her 60 Minutes exclusive or because that's all she wants to say about it, we won't really know until Sunday night.