Chanel Miller Biography
Chanel Miller is a writer and artist from California. She was sexually assaulted while unconscious by Stanford swimmer, Brock Turner back in 2016. In the case, Miller was only referred to as Emily Doe until she revealed her identity on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. She revealed her face in a preview of a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air towards on September 24th, 2019.
Chanel Miller, who was sexually assaulted by former Stanford student Brock Turner (who served only 3 months in jail after his conviction), was known as Emily Doe in the case. Now she wants the world to “know my name.” https://t.co/UOWvAhYFCz
— Marina Fang (@marinafang) September 4, 2019
Chanel Miller Age
She is 27 years old.
Miller graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a degree in literature, according to her publisher.
Brock Turner who got 6 months for raping and assaulting Chanel Miller while she was unconscious.
Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to 51 years for killing the monster who bought her as a sex slave when she was 15.
Our criminal justice system is a CRIMINAL system. There’s no justice. pic.twitter.com/cADFnXBTwg
— Haley Stanwood (@HaleyStanwood) September 4, 2019
Chanel Miller Assault Case
Miller’s case made headlines in 2016 after BuzzFeed published the statement she read at the sentencing hearing for Brock Turner, the Stanford student convicted of the assault. Turner had attacked her while she was unconscious on the ground outside a university fraternity house party. Two Swedish students, cycling past, challenged Turner when they realized Channel Miller, who was found partly dressed near a dumpster, was not moving.
She has been known to the world as “Emily Doe,” the sexual assault victim of Stanford swimmer Brock Turner. Now she’s revealing her name and face. Chanel Miller, here reading her victim impact statement, gives her first interview to “60 Minutes” https://t.co/U4GDOofVj6 pic.twitter.com/cpVMwCZ4Sk
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 4, 2019
In a full statement was later published by Buzzfeed, Miller said she only learned the full horror of what happened when reading the news on her phone.
For years, Chanel Miller was known only as “Emily Doe,” the anonymous woman who brought a sexual assault case against Brock Turner. In an upcoming memoir, she’ll tell her story under her own name.https://t.co/pr7CrXVGHE
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 4, 2019
She wrote: “At the bottom of the article after I learned about the graphic details of my own sexual assault, the article listed his swimming times. She was found breathing, unresponsive with her underwear six inches away from her bare stomach curled in a fetal position.
“By the way, he’s really good at swimming.”
During the trial, she set out in the statement, she faced a barrage of questions: “What were you wearing?”, “Why were you going to this party?’, “Did you party at frats?”, “Are you serious with your boyfriend?”
At Turner’s sentencing, Channel Miller addressed him directly with her statement, beginning with the words: “You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.”
Turner, then 20, was found guilty of three counts of felony sexual assault, for which the maximum sentence was 14 years. But the presiding judge, Aaron Persky, sentenced Mr. Turner to six months in county jail, of which he served three. Judge Persky’s ruling drew criticism from those who viewed it as too lenient, and he was recalled by voters in 2018. The trial sparked a national debate about sexual assault and whether white men from wealthy backgrounds were treated more favorably by the US justice system.
Chanel Miller is so much more than “Emily Doe” – for one thing, she’s an incredible writer – and I can’t wait to read her book: https://t.co/V9h8tSbshZ
— Katie Baker (@katiejmbaker) September 4, 2019
Channel Miller’s Book, Know My Name
While writing Know My Name to be published on September 24th, 2019 by Viking, she found out further details of her own case, through court documents and witness statements she had not had access to during the trial. The memoir’s publisher said it would “change the way we think about sexual assault forever”.
Chanel Miller, the woman who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner in 2015, is now reclaiming her identity. pic.twitter.com/plbxa1vbqO
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) September 4, 2019
The case happened before the #MeToo movement, but Miller – who started writing her book in 2017 – added to her memoir and expanded its scope as the spotlight was shone on sexual violence.
Venetia Butterfield, publisher at Penguin General, Schulz said: “It is an immense privilege to share Chanel Miller’s honest, eloquent and emotional story with readers. Here is a book that will change the way we think about sexual assault forever.”
The woman who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner at Stanford has revealed her identity. She was ID’d as “Emily Doe” during legal proceedings, which saw her attacker sentenced to just 6 months in jail.
Now, Chanel Miller is sharing her story in a memoir. pic.twitter.com/vpwESU3AvA
— AJ+ (@ajplus) September 4, 2019
The cover art for “Know My Name” is inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi or “golden repair.” It entails broken pottery pieces are mended using lacquer and powdered gold. It’s a process that makes a new, beautiful object out of what’s been broken, emphasizing where it has cracked. The book is meant to represent Miller’s recovery, from the assault as well as the trauma of a trial.
Miller finished her statement by addressing survivors and “girls everywhere”:
And finally, to girls everywhere, I am with you. On nights when you feel alone, I am with you. When people doubt you or dismiss you, I am with you. I fought everyday for you. So never stop fighting, I believe you. As the author Anne Lamott once wrote, ‘Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.’ Although I can’t save every boat, I hope that by speaking today, you absorbed a small amount of light, a small knowing that you can’t be silenced, a small satisfaction that justice was served, a small assurance that we are getting somewhere, and a big, big knowing that you are important, unquestionably, you are untouchable, you are beautiful, you are to be valued, respected, undeniably, every minute of every day, you are powerful and nobody can take that away from you. To girls everywhere, I am with you. Thank you.
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Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Chanel Miller, who has only been referred to as Emily Doe until now, revealed her identity on Wednesday for the first time
- She was sexually assaulted by swimmer Brock Turner outside a Stanford University frat party in January 2015 as she lay unconscious near a dumpster
- Miller showed her face for the first time in a preview for a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air later this month
- In the interview, Miller read out parts of the powerful 7,000-word victim impact statement she read to the court when Turner was only jailed for three months
- Miller is also releasing a memoir on September 24 titled Know My Name in which she details the attack, the court case, and her recovery