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Her words about being sexually assaulted by Brock Turner held the world's attention in 2016. Now, she's writing a memoir.

Viking Books editor-in-chef: 'Her story continues to be a testament to the power of words to heal and effect change'

Her words captured the world's attention in June 2016.

And now, the young woman who was sexually assaulted by former Stanford University student Brock Turner in 2015, known anonymously as Emily Doe, will be writing a memoir about her experience.

Viking Books announced that it would publish the book on Wednesday, according to media outlets. The memoir is set to come out Sept. 27. Viking Books is owned by Penguin Random House.

Doe's 7,390-word victim impact statement, which she read in a Palo Alto courtroom in June 2016, drew international attention. It became a manifesto of sorts, before the height of the #MeToo movement, for those who were outraged by Turner’s sentence and the prevalence of sexual violence more broadly.


Former Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who was recalled last year, sentenced Turner to six months in county jail and three years of probation for the sexual assault, which took place on the Stanford campus in 2015.

Turner was released from jail three months later and unsuccessfully tried to appeal his conviction.

In a press release, Viking Books editor-in-chef Andrea Schulz said that "Emily Doe's experience illuminates a culture built to protect perpetrators and a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable."

In the book, Doe will "share her experience in emotional, honest and eloquent detail," Schulz said. "Her story continues to be a testament to the power of words to heal and effect change."

Viking Books declined to comment on whether she will use her real name in the memoir, according to the Associated Press.

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Posted by Jane Gill
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 6, 2019 at 7:48 am

Good for her!

Hope she includes a section warning about the dangers of drinking too much (for both men and women) and how alcohol greatly impairs judgement.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2019 at 8:00 am

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Posted by The American Way
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 6, 2019 at 9:31 am

The American Way is a registered user.

from the PA Weekly account...

(1) "Viking Books declined comment on whether she will use her real name in the memoir, according to the Associated Press."

(2) "Viking Books editor-in-chef Andrea Schulz said that "Emily Doe's experience illuminates a culture built to protect perpetrators and a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable."

(3) "In the book, Doe will "share her experience in emotional, honest and eloquent detail," Schulz said."

(1) If this account is to be published anonymously, what happens in the event of a book-signing tour or requests for TV talk show interviews?

(2) This is a key issue to be addressed & perhaps the most important one.

(3) Due to the victim's inebriation level & physical incapacity at the time of this most unfortunate & uncalled for incident, will certain key details possibly be clouded or subject to some speculation?

The crux of Jane Doe's account obviously will be the perils & vulnerabilities of excessive drinking, a failed court system and the subsequent emotional/physical trauma.


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on Jun 6, 2019 at 11:06 am

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Posted by Green Gables
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on Jun 6, 2019 at 11:39 am

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