The woman who read a burning statement during the sentencing of the university swimmer who sexually assaulted her at Stanford University revealed her identity.
For years, she was nicknamed “Emily Doe” in court proceedings, the woman assaulted while she was unconscious by Brock Turner in front of a fraternity house on campus.
But as she prepares to launch her “Know My Name” brief on Sept. 24, Chanel Miller revealed her identity before a CBS interview in 60 minutes.
A jury found Turner guilty of assaulting Ms. Miller while under the influence of alcohol in January 2015.Image:
Brock Turner leaves Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose, California
Miller’s emotional impact statement on the victim was viral, serving as a rallying cry for victims of sexual abuse.
She explained how the aggression and the after-effects had affected her life.
“My independence, my natural joy, my sweetness and my stable lifestyle that I enjoyed had become distorted.I became closed, angry, disgusted, tired, irritable, empty,” Miller wrote.
Many people were enraged when Turner was sentenced to six months in prison in 2016, after being convicted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated victim, sexually assaulting an unconscious victim and attempting to rape her.
He served only three months before being released on probation.
In 2016, Glamor honored Miller, still known as Emily Doe, as Woman of the Year with actresses Lena Dunham, Gabourey Sidibe, Freida Pinto and Amber Heard, delivering the acceptance speech on her behalf .
Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced, was recalled by voters in 2018, the first judge to be recalled to California since 1932.
“When people read her book, they will be impressed by it, they will be convinced that Judge Persky and Stanford University behaved very badly,” said Michele Dauber, a Stanford law professor who launched the campaign. recall .
“Many victims of sexual violence are subjected to the same terrible treatment in the courts and universities as Ms. Miller.”
For critics, Persky embodied an outdated justice system that treated sexual assault too lightly and seemed too concerned about the aggressor, an early career athlete.