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CNN reporter apologizes to EMTs she bit in drunken fit

She emailed a groveling apology to US Embassy staff; a $2 million lawsuit filed by the EMTs claims she has a history of becoming intoxicated and abusive

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BAGHDAD — ​The State Department launched an investigation after a foreign ​correspondent ​for CNN ​allegedly bit two medical workers​ ​during a drunken fit at the US Embassy​ in Baghdad​.

Senior international correspondent A​rwa Damon was said to be intoxicated and abusive to medics stationed on the grounds of the embassy, and bit both EMTs on their forearms as they tried to treat her on July 19, ​according to a $2 million lawsuit​ they filed against Damon and CNN in Manhattan on Monday​.

The papers say Damon, 36, bit EMT​​s Tracy Lamar and Charles Simons as they tried to help her, before threatening them and saying she was a “major reporter for CNN.” The suit claims CNN hired Damon knowing she “has a history of becoming intoxicated and then abusive,” and a “penchant for violence even when sober.”

Read full story: CNN reporter’s drunken ‘biting’ rage sparked State Dept. probe

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Joseph Larson Joseph Larson Tuesday, August 05, 2014 1:08:00 PM She sounds like a quality individual, I hope they win.
Drew Croy Drew Croy Tuesday, August 05, 2014 1:17:15 PM How come I always get bit by the ugly ones without 2 million bucks?
Rick Araiza Rick Araiza Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:16:44 PM Who? She's a what?
Andres Pedraza Andres Pedraza Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:59:49 PM I was about to say the exact, same thing!
Ashley Hiott Ashley Hiott Tuesday, August 05, 2014 4:37:44 PM Google Baghdaddies it's a very nice bar in the embassy.
Stacey Bayes Stacey Bayes Tuesday, August 05, 2014 5:15:01 PM Life's a bitch isn't it? : )
George Kelley George Kelley Tuesday, August 05, 2014 8:49:42 PM I bet there was some cocain in her bloodstream too.
Daryl H. Johnson Jr. Daryl H. Johnson Jr. Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:07:00 AM Me Too....
Eric McGlynn Eric McGlynn Wednesday, August 06, 2014 1:11:20 PM Why is it that alcohol is allowed in the Embassy in Iraq? That is a Muslim country and alcohol is prohibited. US troops are forbidden to have alcohol I suppose just another case of privileged life for those who do not fight but simply watch and criticize.
Jim Maher Jim Maher Wednesday, August 06, 2014 7:25:47 PM doesn't even have the balls to apologize to the EMT's directly. What a scumbag. @arwadamon

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