‘Sound bite?’ CNN reporter apologizes for biting paramedics in Iraq

Damon, who has worked for CNN since 2006, reportedly bit two paramedics on their forearms. (Photo courtesy: CNN)

CNN’s foreign correspondent Arwa Damon has apologized after she allegedly bit two paramedics at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad while intoxicated in July, the Huffington Post reported Tuesday.

Damon, who reportedly bit two paramedics on their forearms and apparently said she was a “major reporter for CNN,” apologized for her “disastrous behavior.”

“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,” Damon wrote.

“Needless to say, I am utterly mortified and take full responsibility for my actions, which are inexcusable,” she added.

Entertainment news website TMZ first broke the story this week, saying the two paramedics, Tracy Lamar and Charles Simons, were suing CNN.

A CNN spokesperson told Al Arabiya News in a statement that the company was "aware of the lawsuit and are looking into it.”

Damon, who has worked for CNN since 2006, is the granddaughter of a former Syrian Prime Minister Muhsin al-Barazi who was assassinated in a 1949.

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