Former “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan has filed a $25 million defamation suit against New York Media and writer Joe Hagan for a story that ran in New York magazine in 2014 titled “Benghazi and the Bombshell.”
The story concerned a report by Logan in 2013 on "60 Minutes" about the 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed in the attack, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
The report was retracted one month after it aired after it was determined that a key interview in the story included false information.
Logan’s compensation at the time the Hagan piece ran was $2.15 million. Her next contract was reduced to $750,000 as only a part-time correspondent.
“But for the Hagan Hit Piece, Logan would have earned more than $2,150,000 per year as a '60 Minutes' correspondent,” the suit claims. “She was young and extremely talented. She expected to work for CBS indefinitely.”
Hagan has since moved to Vanity Fair, but New York Media says it is standing by the story.
The Hill has reached out to Hagan for comment.