​Lara Logan Reveals That She Has PTSD​​

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January 24, 2021

CBS news correspondent Lara Logan, who was sexualy assaulted while covering the Egyptian Revolution last year, says that she now suffers from post traumatic stress disorder.

In February of last year, Logan was in Tahrir Square covering the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, when the battery on the camera began to die, the camera man suggested they leave siting he heard inappropriate sexual comments being shouted from the crowd of about 300 men that surrounded them.

She said as the camera died and she could be heard shouting “STOP,” that she started feeling hands grabbing at her. Next someone shouted that she was a ‘jew’ and the men started tearing her clothes off, and proceeded to rape her with their hands, she stated. They also pulled her limbs and hair in different directions.

She said she thought she was going to die. However, she was saved when another group of women and some men help fend off the larger group of men attacking her, after about 25 minutes and a group of soldiers stepped in the ordeal was over.

Now she tells the Daily News in New York, “People don’t really know that much about [post-traumatic stress disorder]. There’s something called latent PTSD. It manifests itself in different ways. I want to be free of it, but I’m not.”

Logan indicates that she suffers from bouts of PTSD at unpredictable times and can’t control it.

Logan says she hopes she can put the ordeal behind her one day, but says of the PTSD, “It doesn’t go away. It’s not something I keep track of. It’s not predictable like that. But it happens more than I’d like.”

A day after the incident, Logan was flown back to the States and treated in a hospital for four days.