LARA LOGAN: “I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE!”

Published on: May 2, 2011
Photography by: CBS NEWS
LARA LOGAN: “I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE!”

TV journo LARA LOGAN broke her silence on CBS 60 Minutes, about the brutal sexual assault she suffered three months ago while covering the resignation of Egypt’s then-president, Hosni Mubarak.

"I thought, ‘Not only am I going to die here, but it's going to be just a torturous death that's going to go on forever and ever and ever,’" the CBS News' chief foreign affairs correspondent revealed.

As The ENQUIRER previously reported, on February 11,  the South African beauty and her news crew "were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration" in Cairo's Tahrir Square, according to CBS, where she suffered "a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating.”

Logan said that the area had been festive like "a party," she said.  A crew members, a native Egyptian, abruptly warned her it was time to flee as they heard a repeated chant from the mob.

"I was told later that they were saying, 'Let's take her pants off,'" Logan said.

"Before I even know what's happening, I feel hands grabbing my breasts, grabbing my crotch, grabbing me from behind.

"It's not just one person ... it's one person and another person and another person."

Logan said her attackers "literally tore my pants to shreds and I felt my underwear go," noting that she saw them taking cell phone pictures of her during the ongoing assault.

Logansaid she "didn't even know that they were beating me with flagpoles and sticks and things because I couldn't even feel that: The sexual assault was all I could feel ... their hands raping me over and over and over again."

"I thought I was gonna die," Logan said, crying.

Logan said as the attack -- which lasted an excruciating 25 minutes -- progressed, her thoughts turned to surviving for the sake of her two children.

 "It's about staying alive now. I have to just surrender to the sexual assault. What more can they do now?

"The only thing to fight for, left to fight for, was my life."

WATCH the video interview HERE on RadarOnline.com