NYU fellow quits after tweets about Logan assault
NEW YORK — A journalist resigned from his New York University fellowship Wednesday, one day after he posted derogatory comments on Twitter about CBS reporter Lara Logan as the news of her assault in Egypt was breaking.
‘‘Jesus Christ, at a moment when she is going to become a martyr and glorified we should at least remember her role as a major war monger,“ Nir Rosen wrote on Twitter. He later added, “Look, she was probably groped like thousands of other women.’’
CBS has said the reporter, its chief foreign affairs correspondent, was in Cairo on Friday when she, her team and their security ‘‘were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration.’’
Logan suffered ‘‘a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating,’’ CBS said. She was saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers, the network said.
‘Treme’ stars to lead parade
NEW ORLEANS — The stars of HBO’s series ‘‘Treme” will lead this year’s parade for Orpheus, the Mardi Gras krewe founded by crooner Harry Connick Jr.
Celebrity monarchs for the parade the Monday night before Mardi Gras include actors Jennifer Coolidge, Wendell Pierce and Steve Zahn, as well as the show’s executive producers David Simon and Eric Overmyer. Mardi Gras is March 8.
Investigation of Gibson ex handed over
LOS ANGELES — Sheriff’s detectives on Wednesday delivered the results of an extortion investigation involving Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend to prosecutors.
The district attorney’s office will now decide whether to pursue charges against Oksana Grigorieva in the extortion case, and against the Academy Award winner on domestic violence allegations.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office previously concluded its investigation into whether Gibson struck Grigorieva during a January 2010 fight.
Grigorieva waited months to report the incident. By then the couple had broken up and reached a confidential agreement.