Brock Turner's Victim Shares Her Name

It's Chanel Miller, and she's telling her story publicly
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2019 8:23 AM CDT

Brock Turner's name has grabbed headlines across the nation. Now, the true name of his victim is doing the same. For four years, the woman who was in 2015 sexually assaulted by Turner—the former Stanford student who served just three months after being convicted of three felony charges that could have carried a 14-year sentence—has been known as "Emily Doe." Now Chanel Miller is emerging to share her true name, her face, and her story—one that she first shared forcefully in the 7,000-word victim impact statement she gave in June 2016, reports USA Today. She'll appear on 60 Minutes on Sept. 22, reports CBS News, and she is also releasing a memoir this month titled Know My Name.

Miller's victim impact statement struck Viking's editor in chief, Andrea Schultz. "I just remember being in my kitchen and reading this incredible, riveting piece of work," she tells the New York Times. Schultz "jumped out of [her] chair" to acquire the book, which Miller has been working on since early 2017. The Times reports that in the course of writing it, Miller sought to "piece together the totality of what happened the night she was assaulted," a process that included reading transcripts of some court testimony that she hadn't been permitted to hear during trial. (More Brock Turner stories.)

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