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
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 Arwa 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 EMTs 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.”
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