Triangle advocates laud Stanford sexual assault victim's open letter

Friday, June 10, 2016
This booking photo from January 18, 2015 in Stanford, Calif. shows Brock Turner, who was arrested for a sexual assault at Stanford University.
This booking photo from January 18, 2015 in Stanford, Calif. shows Brock Turner, who was arrested for a sexual assault at Stanford University.
Stanford Police Department

People everywhere, including here in the Triangle have had strong reactions to the California sexual-assault case where a former Stanford University student and athlete was convicted of the crime but given what many perceive as an exceptionally light sentence -- six months, with the possibility of release after just three months for good behavior. The victim in the case wrote a lengthy, detailed, graphic letter to the judge, and that letter, as well as many reaction pieces to it, have gone viral.

Now, advocates against sexual assault across the Triangle are standing with the anonymous victim, in a display of support for her decision to tell her story.

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Anti-sexual assault advocate, Gentry Hodnett, had her own letter about sexual assault victim blaming to share.

Catherine, who chose to identify herself only by her first name, said she feels sexual assault is a human issue and that it is up to people to look after one another in any given community.

Natalie Ziemba said the victim's courage to write the letter in the first place is what strikes her the most about it.

Watch sexual assault survivor advocate Irene Dwinnell read the letter in its entirety below. Warning, there is some explicit and graphic content.

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