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Victim in Brock Turner Case Reveals Her Identity

Chanel Miller is sharing her story in an upcoming memoir titled 'Know My Name'

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    Victim in Brock Turner Case Reveals Her Identity

    The woman who was sexually assaulted by ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner and read a powerful statement at his sentencing has revealed her identity. Kris Sanchez reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019)

    The woman who was sexually assaulted by ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner and later read a powerful statement at his sentencing has revealed her identity.

    Chanel Miller, known for years only as "Emily Doe," is sharing her story in an upcoming memoir, "Know My Name."

    The memoir is slated to be released on Sept. 24, according to publishing company Penguin Random House, which noted on its website that Miller studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara and lives in San Francisco.

    Many people were enraged when Turner was sentenced to six months in jail in 2016 after his conviction for felony sexual assault, more than a year before the #MeToo movement took off.

    Judge Aaron Persky, who imposed the sentence, was recalled by voters in 2018, the first judge to be recalled in California since 1932.

    "When people read her book they will be impressed with her, they will be convinced that Judge Persky and Stanford University behaved very badly," said Michele Dauber, a Stanford law professor who launched the recall campaign.

    "Many victims of sexual violence are subjected to the same terrible treatment by courts and universities that Ms. Miller experienced," she said.

    To critics, Persky embodied an outdated judicial system that treated sexual assault too lightly and seemed overly concerned with the male attacker, in this case an athlete with a budding career.

    A jury found Turner guilty of assaulting Miller while she was incapacitated by alcohol in January 2015. The emotional victim impact statement Miller read at his sentencing went viral, serving as a rallying cry for victims of sexual abuse.

    In it, she detailed how the assault and the aftermath affected her life.

    "My independence, natural joy, gentleness, and steady lifestyle I had been enjoying became distorted beyond recognition. I became closed off, angry, self-deprecating, tired, irritable, empty," Miller wrote.