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lara loganLara Logan is breaking her silence about the sexual assault she endured in Tahrir Square speaking out about suffering a “brutal and sustained sexual assault”
The long-time journalist feared for her life during the attack.In an interview with the New York Times, Logan said that “for an extended period of time they raped me with their hands.”
“There was no doubt in my mind that I was in the process of dying. I thought not only am I going to die, but it’s going to be just a torturous death that’s going to go on forever,” she explained to CBS correspondent Scott Pelley.
Lara Logan talks to Scott Pelley about the sexual assault she endured while covering the Egyptian revolution in February 2011. 60 Minutes, Sunday, May 1, 7 p.m. Thoughts of her two young children helped reinforce her determination to survive the assault, she says, which finally ended when she was rescued by a group of Egyptian women and soldiers. The soldiers drove her and her team back to their hotel, where she was examined by a doctor. She returned to the U.S. the next day and went directly into a hospital, where she was treated for four days.
When Logan saw her children, “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,” she says.


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