LOS ANGELES, California (WDTN) – The woman sexually assaulted by Brock Turner, the former Oakwood and Stanford University swimmer, was named as one of Glamour Magazine’s ‘Women of the Year.’
The woman, only known as ‘Emily Doe’ was honored at the event… but was also absent.
Doe was sexually assaulted by Turner behind a dumpster at Stanford University in 2015. Turner, who now lives in Sugarcreek Township, was sentenced earlier this year and spent a three months in prison.
It was Doe’s victim impact letter that was read in court that swept through the nation, even getting attention from Vice President Joe Biden.
At Monday’s event, “Lena Dunham honoured Emily Doe, with actresses Gabourey Sidibe, Frieda Pinto, and Amber Heard performing a reading of Doe’s court statement and an essay she penned for Glamour’s December issue,” according to Glamour Magazine. “Emily, wherever you are, thank you for your words. Thank you for your courage. We carry it with us every day,” Heard said before Stanford Law School professor Michelle Dauber took the stage to accept the award on Doe’s behalf.”
Dauber read Doe’s prepared statement, which you can read in its entirety here.
“Together, we are louder than any system or person who threatens to silence us. Together we are countless and unstoppable. Now, we are indignantly rising. Be excited. Keep going. I’ll be fighting alongside you.”