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Lara Logan: I Have PTSD From Sexual Assault In Egypt

Lara Logan

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 01/23/2012 2:15 pm Updated: 01/23/2012 3:48 pm

In a new interview with New York Daily News, CBS News correspondent Lara Logan discussed how she has moved on from the brutal attacks she sustained while covering the Egyptian uprising almost one year ago.

Logan spoke candidly about her recovery, and revealed that she suffers from a latent form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She said, "I want to be free of it, but I’m not...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.”

On the night that then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation, Logan was in Cairo's Tahrir Square covering the massive celebrations for "60 Minutes." CBS News reported that Logan had been separated from her crew and security, and "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault." She was saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers.

Logan spent the following months healing from her attacks. She first spoke out about that horrific night in a "60 Minutes" interview in June 2011. Since then, she has returned to her role at CBS at her own pace. Along with CBS' new morning show anchor Charlie Rose, Logan will host the network's revival of the iconic series "Person To Person."

Read the full interview at the Daily News.

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Hundreds of Egyptian women march at Cairo streets during a protest as they angered by the recent violence used against them in clashes between police and protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Egypt's ruling generals are coming under mounting criticism at home and abroad for the military's use of excessive force against unarmed protesters, including women, as they try to crush the pro-democracy movement calling for their ouster. (AP)
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