What Happened to Lara Logan UPDATE: Hilary Clinton Gets Involved

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What happened to Lara Logan?

The brutal assault of Lara Logan in Egypt has prompted Hilary Clinton to get involved.

Clinton has dispatched a team of diplomats to help in the hunt for Egyptian protesters who sexually assaulted CBS journalist Lara Logan.

She is taking a personal interest in the Logan case and has turned up the heat on Egyptian authorities searching for the attackers.

The Secretary of State has made violence against women a top priority since she took office, and the latest incident is said to be of ‘paramount’ importance to her.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said, “I know the secretary is obviously aware of the case and very concerned by it.”

“Obviously the safety and well-being of journalists has been a concern throughout this entire situation in Egypt,” he said.

Logan was on assignment in Cairo’s Tahrir Square when she was beaten and sexually assaulted while covering celebrations following the resignation of then President Hosni Mubarak.

More details here.

Logan has already said she will be returning to work within weeks.  The New York Post spoke to a former boss of Logan who was not surprised.

‘Lara is very tough, very courageous and very, very smart. She wants to report the story correctly, and that means being on the ground,” said Janet Leissner.