Former “60 Minutes” reporter Lara Logan hit New York Media with a $25 million lawsuit over their report that downplayed the sexual assault she faced, and made false statements about her Benghazi reporting.
New York magazine ran a report by Joe Hagan entitled “Benghazi and the Bombshell,” with what appeared to be a reference to Logan as the “bombshell.”
“The headline reference to ‘Bombshell’ was both sexist, insulting and defamatory at the same time,” the lawsuit alleges. “The word was intended to portray Logan as a dangerous and untouchable and incendiary reporter.”
Logan also said that Hagan misrepresented the sexual assault she faced when reporting in Egypt. The report called it “groping” while she maintains that she was the victim of a gang rape.
The lawsuit claims that the false reporting from Hagan cost Logan financially.
“But for the Hagan Hit Piece, Logan would have earned more than $2,150,000 per year as a ’60 Minutes’ correspondent,” it continued.
Logan told Sean Hannity during an interview in February that she felt targeted by the news media for not reporting their preferred liberal narrative.
“They smear you personally,” Logan said.
“They go after your integrity. They go after your reputation as a person and a professional. They will stop at nothing,” she added.
“I am not the only one. And I am just, I am done, right, I am tired of it. And they do not get to write my story anymore,” she continued. “They don’t get to speak for me, I want to say loudly and clearly to anybody who is listening, I am not owned. Nobody owns me, right? I’m not owned by the left or the right.”
Here’s Logan on the sexual assault she faced:
Lara Logan breaks her silence