CBS's "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square on Feb. 11 during the celebration following the Egyptian revolution earlier this year. She was hospitalized following the attack, in which she estimates some 200-300 men were involved. Logan told the New York Times' Brian Stelter that the assault was much different from a conventional injury (though injury was a part of it).
"The physical wounds heal," she said. "You don’t carry around the evidence the way you would if you had lost your leg or your arm in Afghanistan.”
Logan is back on "60 Minutes" this Sunday to discuss the incident with Scott Pelley. In a release from CBS excerpting the interview, Logan said seeing her children after the attack drove its magnitude home.
"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.”
In the interview, Logan will discuss the impact sexual harassment and assault has on female foreign correspondents. Many women fear that admitting to the experience of abuse might affect a career in the international press, where journos frequently travel to countries where inflexible notions of gender create a hostile environment.