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News - June 7, 2019

Around Town

STANFORD SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR TO PEN MEMOIR ... 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 Wednesday that it would publish the book, 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.

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