The woman who was sexually assaulted while unconscious by Stanford swimmer Brock Turner claimed that Joe Biden sent her a letter praising her courage.
Chanel Miller, previously named Emily Doe, revealed her identity earlier this month after being sexually assaulted by Turner when she was 22 years old after a frat party in Stanford in January 2015.
Turner was found guilty of three crimes for sexually assaulting Miller in March 2016 and served only three months in the county jail.
Miller released a memoir called Know My Name, which was published on Tuesday, describing the attack, the trial and her recovery.
Chanel Miller, (left), who was sexually assaulted while unconscious by Stanford swimmer Brock Turner alleged Joe Biden, (right) sent her a letter praising her courage
Brock Turner, (photo), was found guilty of three crimes for sexually assaulting Miller in March 2016 and served only three months in the county jail
Although she was still anonymous, Miller's powerful 12-page victim impact statement went viral and was completely read in Congress and on CNN.
It caught the attention of then Vice President Joe Biden, who was so moved by the words of Miller that he wrote her.
She said he wrote in his letter: "I see you." Miller then asked in her memoir: & # 39; What did it mean that the vice-president of the United States of America had stopped everything he did to write: & # 39; I see you? & # 39;
Referring to other victims, she said he went further: & You have given them the strength they need to fight. And so, I believe, you will save lives. & # 39;
Miller told how she heard about what happened to her on the night of the attack through an article that appeared online on her news feed, according to Yahoo News.
She also thanked the two men who stopped the attack, Swedish graduate students Carl-Fredrik Arndt and Peter Jonsson, and described her fears about how the incident would affect her career.
She claimed that after the attack she tried to protect family and friend and remembered what he must have felt like family as they helped her recover.
& # 39; Every time it rained, my father said: & # 39; The plants must be so happy! & # 39; How would it feel if he heard that his daughter had been raped? & # 39; she wrote.
& # 39; I wanted someone to look me in the eye, lower his voice, gently put his hand on mine. Maybe I could do this for them.
She claimed that the morning after she had told what had happened, she had fallen into her mother's arms.
& # 39; In the quiet hours of the morning while I slept, my father had picked lemons from the back yard, boiled sugar and eggs over the stove, pressed fingertips into the crust along the edge, sprinkled powdered sugar on top, & # 39; Miller wrote.
Turner only received a six-month prison sentence in 2016 and spent only three months behind bars after he was found guilty of sexually abusing Miller outside of a Kappa Alpha fraternity party on campus in January 2015.
Miller released a memoir called Know My Name, which was published on Tuesday, describing the attack, the trial and her recovery
Chanel Miller opened about the 2015 attack in an interview on the 60 minutes of CBS News – her first TV appearance since she publicly identified herself earlier this month
The then 20-year-old had met Miller at the party before they left and she fainted near a container. Turner sent a glowing photo of her breasts to his friends.
Turner was arrested after two graduate students from Sweden shouted at him while lying on the motionless victim, whose dress was hung over her waist with her underwear nearby.
They grabbed him when he tried to flee and held him until the police arrived.
She revealed that the police were vague when they first explained what happened and wrote that she was told: & # 39; There is reason to believe that you were sexually assaulted. & # 39;
& # 39; There was a subtext that something serious had happened & # 39 ;, she wrote.
Miller told how she heard about what happened to her on the night of the attack through an article that appeared online on her news feed, according to Yahoo News
& # 39; I am ashamed on a plane when I wake up and realize that I have slept with my mouth open & # 39 ;, she wrote about her grief that 16 men saw her naked that night.
& # 39; All the time I lay there, I let the nipple out, my bare ass, my belly folded, while polished shoes stepped around on mulch, & # 39; Miller wrote.
She claimed that she suffered from PTSD for years and was depressed, anxious and crying. She was unemployed and unable to sleep, afraid that becoming unconscious would make her vulnerable to attacks.
She said she recovered with the help of her family and people who wrote her, including survivors of sexual attacks who shared their stories.
& # 39; I survived because I remained soft, because I listened, because I wrote, & # 39; she said. & # 39; Because I was close to my truth, it protected it like a little flame in a terrible storm. & # 39;
& # 39; Many wrote to me that they had been in my position earlier, wanted to show me who will be survivors, told me about their career, their children, caring partners, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; This is how your life can look in ten, twenty years' time. They gave me a thousand futures to grow into. & # 39;
Turner, now living outside Dayton, Ohio, with his parents, has to register as a sex offender for life. He is pictured here and is leaving the Warren County offices
During his trial, Turner admitted that he had sexual contact with the victim, but claimed that this was consensual
Miller began writing her memoirs in 2017 as a way to try to put together what happened the night she was attacked, according to the New York Times.
She obtained the legal documents and witnessed transcripts of the trail she had not been able to read before.
During his trial, Turner admitted that he had sexual contact with the victim, but claimed that this was consensual.
Judge Aaron Persky rejected a prosecutor's demand for a long prison sentence and faced a major setback because he was too flexible in his conviction.
As a result of the case, he became the first California judge to be recalled from the bank in 86 years.
The case launched a national conversation about campus sexual violence, college drinking and unequal treatment in the criminal justice system.
Letters to a judge of the family and friends of Turner got indignation from critics who said they blame them.
The letters of mitigation were released after the trial and many said the Turner family expressed a lack of compassion for the victim.
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