'Stanford Rapist' Brock Turner's victim Emily Doe reveals her true identity for first time since she was assaulted at an on-campus frat party in 2015
The woman who was sexually assaulted by Stanford swimmer Brock Turner almost four years ago has finally revealed her identity and face for the first time since the case was opened. Chanel Miller had only been referred to as Emily Doe until now. However, she revealed her real name and showed her face for the first time in a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air later this month.
Miller, a writer and artist from California, was only 22 when she was sexually assaulted by Turner after a Stanford frat party in January 2015, USA Today reports. Furthermore, she is also releasing a memoir on September 24, detailing the attack, the subsequent court case, and her recovery. She has titled the book 'Know My Name'.
Miller is seen in a clip from the interview reading out parts of the moving 7,000-word victim impact statement she relayed to the court after Turner was jailed only for just three months. "You don't know me, but you've been inside me," Miller is seen reading from the statement that went viral following the court case. "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," she added.
In 2016, Turner served just three months of a six-month prison term after being found guilty of sexually assaulting Miller outside a frat party in January 2015. As previously reported, he found her lying near a dumpster and clicked a picture of her breasts to later gloat to his friends. At the time, Turner was 20 years old. He was found on top of Miller by two passing Swedish graduate students, who chased him down and detained him until authorities responded.
Turner admitted during his trial to having sexual contact with the victim. However, he claimed it was consensual. Judge Aaron Persky, who presided the hearings, received several letters of mitigation from Turner's family and friends. One of the letters, written by his father, caused widespread outrage after he said his son had "paid a steep price for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years."
The judge later came under fire for rejecting a prosecutor's demand for a lengthy prison term and being too lenient in his sentencing. As a result of the case, he became the first California judge to be recalled from the bench in 86 years. Miller's statement also triggered many changes in California state law on sexual assault.