Dauber receives package with rape threat and unknown white substance

Stanford Law School. Daily Post photo.
Stanford Law School. Daily Post photo.

6:42 p.m. update — A substance found today in a package sent to the Stanford professor responsible for leading the recall campaign against Judge Aaron Persky has been determined to be an “inert powder that poses no health concern,” university officials said.

In addition to the white powder, the package sent to Stanford Law School professor Michele Dauber also allegedly contained a threat of rape. The suspicious package prompted the shutdown of two rooms at the Law School’s Neukom Building. The partial closing of the building, however, did not stop operations and activities at the school, according to the
university.

After Santa Clara County hazardous materials officials tested the white substance, they confirmed it did not pose a threat.

“Threats intended to silence or intimidate members of our community are absolutely unacceptable at Stanford.” university Provost Persis Drell said in a statement.

Dauber said this is not the first time that she has received a rape threat focused around her role in the recall campaign for the Santa Clara County judge who drew controversy for sentencing former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to just six months in county jail in 2016 for the on-campus sexual assault of an unconscious woman.

“Judge Persky’s campaign continues to use hate-filled language and continues to actively defend Brock Turner and attack Emily Doe and me personally,” Dauber said in the statement. “The verbal attacks have continued to escalate.”

4:30 p.m. — The Stanford professor responsible for leading the Recall Judge Aaron Persky campaign received a package in the mail today (Feb. 14) with a rape threat and an unknown white substance, according to a statement she released.

Stanford Law School professor Michele Dauber said this is not the first time that she has received a rape threat focused around her role in the recall campaign for the judge who drew controversy when he sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to six months in county jail in 2016 for the sexual assault of an unconscious woman.

“Judge Persky’s campaign continues to use hate-filled language and continues to actively defend Brock Turner and attack Emily Doe and me personally,” Dauber said in the statement. “The verbal attacks have continued to escalate.”

The decision on whether to recall Persky will go in front of voters on June 5 after the campaign led by Dauber collected more than 94,000 signatures to qualify it for the ballot.

— Bay City News

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