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Brock Turner victim Chanel Miller comes forward in new book, reveals name and face – WHIO

Brock Turner victim Chanel Miller comes forward, reveals face and name

— The woman sexually assaulted by former Stanford University student Brock Turner — known during her legal proceedings as Emily Doe — is revealing her real name.

In June, Viking Books announced it would publish in September the story of the woman involved in the high-profile case. The name of the book and the victim’s name were not known at the time.

On Wednesday, “60 Minutes” reported Chanel Miller has come forward, allowing her name to be made public and releasing the book’s title, “Know My Name.”

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According to a press release from Viking, the story, which The New York Times reported Miller began working on in 2017, focuses on “trauma, transcendence and the power of words.” It will be released Sept. 24. 

The cover of “Know My Name,” left, and author Chanel Miller.(Viking/Mariah Tiffany via AP)

Viking/Mariah Tiffany via AP

A judge sentenced Turner to six months in jail in 2016 after a jury convicted him of felony sexual assault, sparking outrage from many. The judge later became the first judge recalled in California since 1932.

Turner, 24, served three months of the six-month sentence, which also included three years of probation and the requirement to register as a sex offender. The Ohio Parole Board told WHIO that his probation “effectively ended on Sept. 2, 2019.”

Turner registered as a Tier III sex offender with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in September 2016. He must register for life.

Miller read her impact statement in court, telling Turner he had taken away her self-worth and voice, “until today.” In the statement, Miller recounted her inability to control her own narrative in a justice system she says is brutal and dehumanizing for victims.

Her full statement, more than 7,000 words, was widely read after it was published on BuzzFeed.

Andrea Schulz, the editor-in-chief of Viking, told The New York Times she jumped at the chance to publish a book written by Miller after reading her statement. She was contacted by Philippa Brophy, who represents Miller as a literary agent.

“It was just obvious to me from the beginning what she had to say and how different it was and how extraordinarily well she was going to say it,” she said. “She had the brain and the voice of a writer from the very beginning, even in that situation.”

Miller will tell her story in an interview with Bill Whitaker on “60 Minutes,” which will air Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. on CBS.

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