Stanford sexual assault survivor attacked by Brock Turner to publish memoir

Woman remains known as 'Emily Doe'

Clémence Michallon
New York
@Clemence_Mcl
Thursday 06 June 2019 14:40
Stanford students carried signs in solidarity with the Stanford sexual assault survivor known as Emily Doe during graduation ceremonies at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, on 12 June, 2016.
Stanford students carried signs in solidarity with the Stanford sexual assault survivor known as Emily Doe during graduation ceremonies at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, on 12 June, 2016.

The woman who was sexually assaulted by former Stanford student Brock Turner will publish a memoir.

Viking Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced on Wednesday that it would release the book, which is currently untitled.

The author remains publicly known under the pseudonym Emily Doe. Her memoir is scheduled for release on the 17 September.

Millions were enraged when Turner was sentenced to just six months in jail in 2016 after being convicted of felony sexual assault.

A jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman outside a fraternity house on campus.

The judge in the case later became the first to be recalled in California since 1932.

Doe read her powerful statement in court, telling Turner that, “until today”, he had taken away her self-worth and voice.

Her statement, which was more than 7,000 words long, was released to the public and ignited a national conversation about campus rapes.

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“I had to force myself to relearn my real name, my identity. To relearn that this is not all that I am,” Doe’s statement reads in part.

“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.

“I am a human being who has been irreversibly hurt, my life was put on hold for over a year, waiting to figure out if I was worth something.”

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