In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning. She is currently in the hospital recovering.
In 2008, I had the pleasure of interviewing Logan for a now-defunct glossy. During our conversation, she recalled slipping into Iraq in 2003, just before the U.S. commenced its "shock and awe" bombings in Baghdad.
"Almost no food, no water," Logan told me, "a Western woman and an Arab man sharing a room. And we led every morning's news show; we led the evening news. We led '48 Hours'; we led '60 Minutes II.' We put a face to collateral damage."
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