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Breaking: NYU Fellow Resigns After Controversial Sexual Assault Tweets

"I am deeply distressed by what he wrote..."

NYU's Center on Law and Security has just released a statement about fellow Nir Rosen. Rosen has come under fire for posting appalling and insensitive tweets about the sexual assault of CBS reporter Lara Logan. Now, the center says Rosen has tendered his resignation, and it has been accepted.

Executive Director Karen J. Greenberg issued the following statement:

Nir Rosen is always provocative, but he crossed the line with his comments about Lara Logan. I am deeply distressed by what he wrote about Ms. Logan and strongly denounce his comments. They were cruel and insensitive and completely unacceptable. Mr. Rosen tells me that he misunderstood the severity of the attack on her in Cairo. He has apologized, withdrawn his remarks, and submitted his resignation as a fellow, which I have accepted. However, this in no way compensates for the harm his comments have inflicted. We are all horrified by what happened to Ms. Logan, and our thoughts are with her during this difficult time. [Emphasis hers]

One of Rosen's tweets suggested Logan was a war monger and would become glorified for what happened to her:

See the rest of the tweets here.

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