’60 Minutes’ correspondent Lara Logan readmitted to hospital

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CBS News “60 Minutes”
correspondent Lara Logan has been readmitted to a Washington, D.C.,
hospital, the network said on Tuesday, reportedly for complications
stemming from the sexual assault she survived while covering Egypt’s
political uprising in 2011.

Breitbart News website, citing sources close to Logan, said the
43-year-old journalist was still physically suffering from the attack
she endured at the hands of a mob in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on the day
Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power.

few people know how stoic and incredibly tough this lady is,” Ed
Butowsky, a close friend and confidant, was quoted as telling

A spokesman
for “60 Minutes” confirmed in a statement that Logan had been
hospitalized again on Monday in the nation’s capital but did not reveal
any circumstances.

“We were sorry to learn that Lara was readmitted to the hospital. We wish her a speedy recovery,” spokesman Kevin Tedesco said.

a South Africa native and longtime war correspondent, was one of dozens
of journalists attacked during several weeks of protests throughout
Egypt leading up to Mubarak’s ouster in February 2011. She was covering
celebrations in Tahrir Square for “60 Minutes” when she and her team
were surrounded by a mob and she became separated from her crew,
according to CBS News.

suffering a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating by the mob,
Logan was rescued by a group of women who intervened, along with
Egyptian soldiers who finally arrived on the scene, CBS said.

the ordeal months later on “60 Minutes,” Logan said she thought at the
time, “not only am I going to die, but it’s going to be just a torturous
death that’s going to go on forever.”

made her name as a correspondent for Britain’s GMTV during the start of
the U.S.-led Afghanistan war in 2001 and subsequently reported on the
war in Iraq and its violent aftermath. She joined CBS News in 2002.

November 2013, the network placed Logan on a leave of absence following
a flawed “60 Minutes” report on the September 2012 attack on the U.S.
diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, which she based on a subsequently
discredited account of the incident.

Credit: Reuters
(Reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Editing by Ken Wills)

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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