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Arwa Damon, CNN Reporter, Sued by EMTs Claiming She Bit Them

By    |   Tuesday, 05 Aug 2014 01:03 PM

Arwa Damon, a CNN senior international correspondent, was named in a $2 million lawsuit filed this week by two EMTs who claim she bit them during a drunken altercation at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad last month.

The suit, filed Monday in Manhattan, accuses Damon of acting abusively toward EMTs Tracy Lamar and Charles Simons as they tended to her following a drunken fit on July 19, the New York Post's Page Six reported. She allegedly bit them both on the forearms, acted unruly and violent, and yelled at them that she was a "major reporter for CNN."

CNN is also at fault, the suit claims, because execs hired Damon knowing that the 36-year-old "has a history of becoming intoxicated and then abusive" and reportedly exhibits a "penchant for violence even when sober," the Post noted.

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The network has not publicly addressed the suit, but Damon did issue an email apology to officials at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad after last month's incident.

"I want to extent [sic] my sincerest apologies and deepest gratitude to all that were involved in helping me out," the letter reads. "It’s been an extremely stressful time, I was exhausted, I had not had proper food all day, and clearly miscalculated how my body would handle the alcohol consumed . . . I am beyond embarrassed. My actions and words were entirely out of my character, and I hope that everyone can at some point forgive me."

Here are the court documents filed Monday on behalf of the EMTs:



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