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CNN’s Awara Damon: You Won’t Believe What She Did in ‘Drunk Rage’

Arwa Damon, a senior CNN correspondent is being sued for allegedly biting to emergency medical technicians in a drunken rage in Baghdad earlier this month.

Arwa Damon, a senior CNN correspondent is being sued for allegedly biting two emergency medical technicians in a drunken rage in Baghdad earlier this month. (Photo: CNN)

Awra Damon, a CNN senior correspondent who has reported from the Middle East’s war-ravaged reaches, allegedly waged a drunken war of her own against two emergency medical technitions (EMT) at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, biting one or both of them in a violent melee.

The allegations are contained in a lawsuit filed today (Aug. 4) by the two medical workers in New York County (Manhattan) Supreme Court.

Damon and CNN are named as defendants.

The workers, identified as Charles Simons and Tracy Lamar charge that Damon bit them during a drunken rage on July 19 on Embassy grounds, which legally is part of the United States.

Damon’s reputation for hard drinking and abusive behavior are allegedly well-known. “Damon has a history of becoming intoxicated and then abusive,” the suit states.

The plaintiffs tied CNN to the case as a defendant by claiming the news organization was aware of her history and hired her anyway. She was only on embassy property because of her role as a correspondent, it adds.

On the day of the incident, Damon was “seriously intoxicated” and “became unruly and violent,” according to court papers.

The EMTs say they were trying to treat Damon when she bit one of them on the left forearm and injured an elbow and knee.

Damon also allegedly leveled a “do-you-know-who-I-am” threat at the EMTs and identified herself as a “major reporter for CNN.”

She graduated with honors from Skidmore College in New York with a double major in French and Biology and a minor in International affairs, according to her CNN bio.

She was born in Boston, but spent most of her childhood in Morocco and Turkey. She is fluent in Arabic, French and Turkish, the site says.

In her role as a CNN correspondent, Damon has covered conflicts in Egypt, Libya Syria and Iraq, including the rise of radical Islamic militant group ISIS, the trial and execution of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and U.S. Army battles in Najaf, Samarra and Fallujah.

She received the International Women’s Media Foundation’s 2014 Courage In Journalism Award earlier this year.

CNN told gossip site TMZ today that it is “not aware” of the lawsuit.

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