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NYU Fellow Quits After Tweets About CBS' Logan Assault

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A fellow at New York University resigned after he posted offensive tweets about CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan as news broke of her assault in Egypt.

Nir Rosen, a journalist, stepped down as a fellow at NYU's Center on Law and Security Wednesday following his remarks that Logan was "a major war monger" who "was probably groped like thousands of other women."

Rosen crossed the line with his comments, according to the center's executive director.

Logan, who was in Cairo to film a "60 Minutes" feature, was covering the uprising in Tahrir Square on February 11 when she and her crew were "surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration," according to CBS.

She was separated from her crew and endured "brutal and sustained sexual assault" before being rescued by a group of women and Egyptian soldiers. Logan is now back in the U.S. recovering, according to the network.

Rosen has apologized for his remarks.

"I know that in a matter of seconds with a thoughtless joke, I brought shame upon myself and my family and added insult to Ms. Logan's injury," he tweeted Wednesday.

With the Associated Press

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