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Stanford Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out, Supports Recall Of Judge


STANFORD (KCBS) – Her face and name remain a mystery, but millions know her story. The woman sexually assaulted by Brock Turner at Stanford University speaks out for the first time since the case gained international attention.

The woman, known only as "Emily Doe," wrote a powerful essay in the December issue of Glamour magazine. In it, Doe writes about the despair she felt over Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky's sentence of Turner to six months, which allowed the swimmer to be released after three months in jail.

Doe also wrote about her joy over the public's outrage about the case. And, for the first time, she announced her support for the recall effort against Persky.

Earlier this month, Doe was named one of Glamour magazine's "Women of the Year." The awards were handed out Monday night. Accepting for Doe was Stanford law professor Michele Dauber.

The case also inspired two bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. One removes a provision that allows judges to treat sexual assault as less severe if the victim is unconscious or intoxicated. The other broadens the definition of rape.


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