CNN reporter bit 2 EMTs while in drunken rage: suit
By Julia Marsh and Leonard Greene
August 4, 2014 | 3:59pm
CNN is being sued by two EMTs who say a foreign correspondent for the cable news network bit them in a drunken rage outside the US Embassy in Baghdad.
Arwa Damon, described by the cable network as a senior international correspondent, was intoxicated and abusive to a medical team stationed on the grounds of the embassy, where Damon did not have authority to be, according to the $2 million lawsuit filed in Manhattan on Monday.
According to the lawsuit, Damon, 36, bit EMTs Tracy Lamar and Charles Simons before threatening them, saying she was a “major reporter for CNN.”
The medics were trying to treat Damon when she became violent, the lawsuit said.
It was not clear what sparked the incident.
The suit claims CNN knew Damon had a history of drunken and abusive behavior, and had a penchant for violence, even when sober.
The EMTs are each suing for $1 million.
CNN did not immediately return a call for comment.
[/quote]Story and copy of lawsuit at NY Post