08/04/2014 04:14 pm ET Updated Aug 05, 2014

CNN Reportedly Sued Over Allegations That Correspondent Bit Paramedics


CNN said Monday that it is "not aware" of lawsuits facing CNN or its correspondent Arwa Damon, as reported earlier by TMZ.

TMZ reported that CNN and Damon are both being sued over allegations that Damon bit two EMTS last month. “We are not aware of the alleged lawsuit and therefore have no comment,” a CNN spokesperson told The Huffington Post.

EMTs Tracy Lamar and Charles Simons reportedly said, according to TMZ, that Damon was "seriously intoxicated" at the American embassy in Baghdad, and when she became "unruly and violent," they arrived at the scene to help. Damon allegedly bit them when they tried to intervene.

Damon is known for her reporting during the Arab Spring and Syria's civil war, and has reported from Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Syria and Iraq in recent years. In her most recent report, she interviewed Iraqi refugees escaping the militant group ISIS. She received the International Women's Media Foundation's 2014 Courage In Journalism Award earlier this year.