Sexual Assault Victim Who Made Headlines After Brock Turner's Conviction Reveals Real Name

Sexual assault victim Chanel Miller has decided to publicly step forward in the new memoir "Know My Name." 

By Jill Sederstrom
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She was once known only in the media as “Emily Doe.”

But the woman who made national headlines after giving a powerful victim impact statement admonishing Brock Turner, the Stanford student who received a six-month sentence for sexually assaulting her behind a dumpster, has decided to publicly step forward to share her story.

Chanel Miller decided to reveal her real name in her upcoming memoir “Know My Name,” which chronicles her life since the shocking case that led to public outcry, the recall of a judge, and the signing of a bill in California that imposes mandatory minimum sentences for sexual assault cases, according to The New York Times.

The book is scheduled to be released September 24.

Two days before the memoir’s release, Miller will also share her story in a new interview with Bill Whitaker broadcast on “60 Minutes,” CBS News reports.

Miller was sexually assaulted by Turner after attending a party at Stanford University, and Turner was later found guilty of three counts of felony sexual assault — but while he could have been facing up to 14 years in prison, Judge Aaron Persky handed down a sentence of just six months.

Turner served three months in a county jail before he was released.

Persky was later recalled by voters in 2018.

The trial preceded the #MeToo movement; however, the case and Miller’s powerful victim impact statement sparked a discussion across the nation about women’s rights, rape, and sexual misconduct.

Andrea Schulz, editor-in-chief of Viking, the book’s publisher, told The Times that she had been moved by the “riveting” victim impact statement published in its entirety by BuzzFeed News in the summer of 2016, and was eager to work with Miller when she heard she wanted to write a book.

“I jumped out of my chair to acquire it,” Schulz said, “because 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.”

The book allowed Miller to speak out about sexual violence — but also gave her an opportunity to piece together details about what happened to her the night she was attacked.

In a short clip of the upcoming interview, Miller is seen reading the words that were once said in court.

“You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me,” she said in comments directed at Turner. “In newspapers, my name was unconscious, intoxicated woman, 10 syllables and nothing more than that.”

But now — through her memoir — Miller will reclaim her identity and reveal new details about how the pivotal case impacted her life.

The interview is scheduled to air Sunday Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT on CBS.

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