Woman sexually assaulted by Brock Turner at Stanford is writing memoir

In this June 10, 2016 file photo, Stanford law professor Michele Dauber speaks at a rally before activists delivered over one million signatures to the California Commission on Judicial Performance calling for the removal of Judge Aaron Persky from the bench in San Francisco. Persky is facing a recall election after he sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to a short jail sentence for sexual assault. AP photo.

The woman who was sexually assaulted by Stanford swimmer Brock Turner and confronted him in court before his sentencing is writing a memoir.

Viking Books announced today (June 5) that it would publish the book, currently untitled, by the woman known publicly as Emily Doe. The publisher declined comment on whether she will use her real name. Her memoir is scheduled for Sept. 17.

Millions were enraged when Turner, an ex-Stanford student, was sentenced to just six months in jail in 2016 after being convicted of felony sexual assault. The judge, Aaron Persky, became the first recalled in California since 1932.

Doe read her impact statement in court, telling Turner he had taken away her self-worth and voice, “until today.” Her statement, more than 7,000 words, was widely read after it was released to the public.

— By the Associated Press


  1. Some details would be helpful here. What was her advance? Is there a movie deal? Why hasn’t she sued Brock Turner, whose family in Ohio is pretty wealthy? Or have they paid her off?

  2. Will Emily Doe devote a chapter in her book to the dangers of drinking in excess and personal responsibility?

  3. If she writes the book anonymously, how does she do the book tour and talk show circuit? Would she put a bag over her head? Or maybe she would wear a mask?

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