The victim in a 2015 sexual assault case against then-Stanford athlete Brock Turner announced Wednesday the planned release of her memoir, titled “Know My Name.”
Chanel Miller, referred to as “Emily Doe” throughout the litigation process, is gearing up to release the book on Sept. 24 discussing her story of trauma, transcendence and the power of words.
Miller received her degree in literature from University of California at Santa Barbara and resides in San Francisco, according to her page on publisher Penguin Random House’s website.
Miller was sexually assaulted by Turner while attending a fraternity party on the Stanford campus in January 2015.
The judge in the case, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, sentenced Turner to six months in county jail on three felony sexual assault charges, and he ended up only serving three months there.
In 2016, Miller’s letter to Turner, which she read in court, was published by Buzzfeed and was reportedly viewed more than 11 million times in four days.
A campaign to recall Persky proved successful in 2018 and marked the first time in 86 years that voters recalled a judge in California. Miller’s memoir aims to transform the way people think about sexual assault, challenging beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing, according to a book description provided by Penguin Random House.
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