BRAVE LARA LOGAN: STILL TRAUMATIZED
Battling CBS journo LARA LOGAN returns to work but she’s still shaken from a horrific gang assault in Egypt.
“People don’t really know that much about (posttraumatic stress disorder),” she told the New York Daily News. “There’s something called latent PTSD. It manifests itself in different ways. I want to be free of it, but I’m not.
“It doesn’t go away,” she said. “It’s not something I keep track of. It’s not predictable like that. But it happens more than I’d like.”
As The ENQUIRER reported nearly a year ago, while covering the Egyptian uprisings in Cairo, Logan was surrounded by an angry mob of men and ripped away from her CBS crew.
She was viciously stripped and suffered a “brutal and sustained” sexual assault.
“I didn’t even know that they were beating me with flagpoles and sticks and things, because the sexual assault was all I could feel, their hands raping me over and over and over again,” she told “60 Minutes” .
“I was in no doubt in my mind that I was in the process of dying,” she said.
She was rescued when a woman in black who “put her arms around me,” and then other women closed ranks around Lara until soldiers arrived.
“Your family is critical,” the married mother of two told The News.
“When I’m lying there, waiting for my daughter to go to sleep, I have time to think about things. Those can be dark moments. You ranger through, you have to. You’re aware of how much you have and it’s so much more than what you’ve lost. You have a responsibility.
“Life is not about dwelling on the bad.”