Woman sexually assaulted by Brock Turner reveals her identity and writes a book

Chanel Miller, who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner at Stanford, has revealed her identity to the public. She stands in front of her own artwork. Photo by Mariah Tiffany.

By the Daily Post staff

The woman who was sexually assaulted in 2015 by then-Stanford swimming star Brock Turner has written a new book and is scheduled to appear on “60 Minutes” on Sept. 22.

Chanel Miller, who was referred to as “Emily Doe” throughout Turner’s trial, has written a book titled “Know My Name,” which will hit book stores on Sept. 24.

Miller read a powerful victim impact statement at Turner’s sentencing that went viral — 11 million people read it in four days. A clip from the upcoming “60 Minutes” segment shows Miller reading the statement that she delivered in court.

“You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me,” Miller reads. “In newspapers, my name was ‘unconscious, intoxicated woman.’ Ten syllables, and nothing more than that. I had to force myself to relearn my real name, my identity. To relearn that this is not all that I am. That I am not just a drunk victim at a frat party found behind a dumpster, while you are the All-American swimmer at a top university, innocent until proven guilty with so much at stake.”

A jury found Turner guilty of three felonies for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside an on-campus fraternity party in January 2015.

Prosecutors asked Judge Aaron Persky to sentence Turner to six years in jail, but the county Probation Department recommended a six-month sentence. Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail, saying a lengthy sentence would have a “severe impact” on him. He was released from jail after serving just three months.

In 2018, Santa Clara County voters recalled Persky. He was the first California judge to be recalled in 86 years.

15 Comments

  1. In marketing her book, I wonder what kind of tv talk shows will she do. The View and Today will certainly be on the list. Does she do Ellen or Jimmy Fallon or Colbert? Probably not a book for the comedy shows.

  2. Palo Alto is certainly getting an interesting reputation. Christine Blasey Ford and now Chanel Miller. I’d like to go back in time to when Palo Alto was known for innovation and science.

  3. This has been happening at frat parties across America for decades. Drunken, under-age boys and girls with zero adult supervision. Universities rarely take meaningful action.

  4. Before this incident we all knew that sex assault was wrong. Afterward, it’s still wrong. This didn’t change anyone’s opinion.

    What did this accomplish?

    1. Elevated the image of Michelle Dauber, Miller’s coach, as a leader of the #MeToo movement.

    2. Resulted in a payday for Miller via the book deal, speaking fees and possibly a Netflix movie.

    3. It opens the #MeToo movement up to criticism that it’s all about money and shaking down men.

    4. Caused judges everywhere to worry that if they render opinions that aren’t what a mob may want, they’ll face a recall like Persky did.

    If Miller is virtuous, she should donate all the money she gets to a charity that teaches young women that if they want to stay safe, they shouldn’t drink to excess. People forget that she was so drunk that she passed out. She voluntarily got herself that drunk. Yet she accepts no responsibility for that.

    I’m not trying to justify Turner’s actions, but he wouldn’t have been able to assault her if she had abstained from drinking or drank moderately.

    • Women shouldn’t have to fear when drinking too much that something like this should happen. Stop placing the blame on the victim, rather than those who are actually responsible. I am disgusted.

      • @pitiful, let’s translate your opinion to driving. Saying you should be able to drink as much as Miller did without bearing any responsibilities is like a driver who barrels down a street at 100 mph and hits a kid retrieving a ball in the street. You’d argue that the kid was to blame for his own death because everybody should accommodate the 100 mph driver. My guess is that Miller grew up in a liberal Palo Alto home where she was taught that it wasn’t necessary to take responsibility for one’s actions. Liberals always find a way to blame others for their own mistakes. In 2015, Miller had to pay the price for her own irresponsibility. Tough lesson she should have learned as a child. If she has any brains, she’d get a CCW permit and start carrying a gun in her purse (like Dianne Feinstein does).

        • I can’t believe that you are justifying rape, you should be ashamed of yourself.
          Who are you, hiding behind the comment section, preaching responsibility!
          It doesn’t matter how much she drank, there is no excuse for RAPE.

  5. I’m buying her book. I live by The Row on campus and toxic masculinity is as vital here as anywhere else in the United States… Unfortunately for us all.

    None of those asserting the impossibility of this happening absent her ingesting alcohol have ever been sober, nervous, and walking in front of a group of drunk young men who have been socialized to believe they are entitled to sex with women as a birthright, but I have been in that position many times and it is quite unnerving. Because things happen sometimes.

    It’s easier to not rape someone than it is to forsake a cherished cultural mode of celebrating and connecting with each other, in drinking alcohol at times. I’ve not raped someone each and every day for 31 years! If I can do it, Brock can too. But he didn’t make that choice.

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