CBS’ Lara Logan: ‘I have very big responsibilities to live up to’

By Alex Weprin Comment

It certainly wasn’t intentional, but CBS News correspondent Lara Logan has become a role-model for women who have been sexually assaulted. Her handling of the situation spurred responses from women all over the world, she tells TV Guide‘s Steven Battaglio, noting “I have very big responsibilities to live up to.”

Logan is especially grateful to CBS News chairman Jeff Fager, who supported her decision to immediately go public about what happened. “The critical thing is that Jeff and CBS said in a statement that I was violently sexually assaulted,” she says. “If they just said I was attacked, it would have hidden the truth and made it my dirty secret to carry in shame.”

Logan, who will co-host a new version of the interview series “Person to Person” next month, also reveals that she now believes her attack was spurred on by Egyptian secret police, trying to discredit the revolution taking place.