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Anderson Cooper Takes A Beating From Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak Sympathizers

Privately, Anderson Cooper has maintained that coming out publicly could harm his reporting abroad, where intolerant Middle East and African countries could do something as simple as deny him a visa to block him from anchoring a live report from the scene of a natural disaster or political upheaval. But it seems his sexuality had nothing to do with the beating he suffered in Cairo, where supporters of President Hosni Mubarak struck him 10 times in the head, according to his CNN colleague Steve Brusk. In a live report (above), Cooper confirms the account.

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  • Fred

    It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. I hope he stays safe.

  • scott ny'er

    in those situations. No one is safe. Chaos ensues.

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