Chanel Miller – The Rape Victim From The Brock Turner Case – Is Releasing A Book And Revealing Her Identity

A year before Me Too exploded, Buzzfeed published the court statement of an anonymous woman who was raped in 2015 by Stanford student Brock Turner.

Turner was arrested soon after for the rape of a young woman – known as Emily Doe – behind a dumpster on Stanford's campus.

He was found guilty of three counts of felony sexual assault, but was only sentenced to six months in jail — a sentence which he only served half of at the leniency of judge, Aaron Persky.

Persky was later removed from the bench due to his mishandling of the case.

For four years, the woman whose Stanford University sexual assault case caused a public outcry, had been known under the pseudonym Emily Doe.

In her new memoir, 'Know My Name,' which recounts the incident and her life since then, she reveals her real name: Chanel Miller.

Miller is now embarking on a journey most of us could barely consider whispering – reclaiming her identity from the media and retelling the story of her highly-publicised rape. 

Her struggles with shame and isolation provide a microcosm into the oppression that sexual assault victims – even those with supposedly "perfect" cases – experience, it says.

Her enraging 7,000-word testimony turned the case into a national conversation about white male privilege, and about how the justice system punishes victims while empathising with abusers who hail from the correct socioeconomic classes. 

"Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life," the publisher's summary says.

Miller, who now lives in San Francisco and holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, is scheduled to appear on "60 Minutes" two days before the memoir's September 24 release.

For years, Miller withheld her identity following her sexual assault on the Stanford campus and a subsequent trial that led to her rapist serving several weeks of his six-month sentence. This, despite felony convictions on counts of intent to commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person and penetration of an unconscious person.

Know My Name is out September 24.

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