The survivor in Brock Turner case went with the name Emily Doe during her legal proceedings.
However, she has now decided to reveal her real name and introduce herself to the world ahead of the upcoming memoir about her story and the global impact of the case.
Chanel Miller is the writer of the upcoming book “Know My Name” in which the woman “reclaims her identity to tell her story. The book will be released on September 24.
Turner was convicted in 2016 for taking advantage of Miller outside a fraternity party in 2015, and the case made headlines around the world, particularly when county judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to just six months in jail, despite facing up to 14 years.
Even though Turner never admitted guilt, the judge believed that he was “remorseful”. Turner was a star swimmer at Stanford University and ended up serving only three of the six months.
Miller’s statement at Turner’s sentencing hearing, however, drew attention from around the world, including from lawmakers in Congress. Her powerful remarks and Turner’s sentence sparked a conversation about white male privilege and it led to California passing minimum sentencing requirements for these cases.
Voters recalled Persky in 2018, the first judge in California to be recalled since 1932.
CBS’ “60 Minutes” announced recently that they will air Miller’s first interview on September 22, and they released a clip of her reading her impact statement.
She has been known to the world as “Emily Doe,” the sexual assault victim of Stanford swimmer Brock Turner. Now she’s revealing her name and face. Chanel Miller, here reading her victim impact statement, gives her first interview to "60 Minutes" https://t.co/U4GDOofVj6 pic.twitter.com/cpVMwCZ4Sk
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 4, 2019
Miller graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and now works as a writer and an artist in San Francisco.
She has been working on her book since 2017, and the book expanded its focus and relevance since the rise of the #MeToo movement in the fall of 2017.