Victim of Brock Turner waives anonymity to talk about her experience

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
(CBS)

A woman who was sexually assaulted by Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner has bravely revealed her identity.

Student Turner was found guilty of sexually assaulting Chanel Miller while she was incapacitated by alcohol in January 2015.

Swedish graduate students Carl-Fredrik Arndt and Peter Jonsson found Miller, then 22, half-naked and unconscious behind a campus dumpster.

After years of going by the pseudonym “Emily Doe”, Ms Miller has revealed her identity ahead of her memoir release and an interview on CBS show 60 Minutes.

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The emotional victim impact statement she read at his sentencing went viral, serving as a rallying cry for victims of sexual abuse.

She wrote: "My independence, natural joy, gentleness, and steady lifestyle I had been enjoying became distorted beyond recognition. I became closed off, angry, self-deprecating, tired, irritable, empty.”

Miller’s victim impact statement received millions of views on Buzzfeed.

Her statement inspired a bill signed by California Governor Jerry Brown, calling for a minimum required sentence in sexual assault cases.

Brock Turner at the Greene County Sheriff's Office in Xenia, Ohio, where he officially registered as a sex offender (AP)

Turner was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault by a California jury, facing a maximum of 14 years in state prison.

But Turner’s sentence was only six months in county jail, of which he only served three with a subsequent probation period.

He has since moved back to Ohio to live at home.

CBS is set to air the interview with Ms Miller on September 22.