As we’re sure you’re aware, there has been A TON of controversy around the Stanford rape case involving Brock Turner who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster last year and was ONLY sentenced to six months of prison.
You can imagine this extremely light punishment had people up in arms and creating petitions to unseat the judge who made the ruling.
Since the case has gained so much attention, we’ve received new details like Brock’s mugshot being released and getting to see the EXTREMELY self-centered letter — we can only imagine was intended to show remorse — Brock wrote to the judge.
Throughout the whole case though, the victim has remained unnamed and still hasn’t come forward — but now we know why!
The anonymous woman released a statement to KTVU Fox 2 in San Francisco via a prosecutor that explained:
“I remain anonymous, yet to protect my identity. But it is also a statement, that all of these people are fighting for someone they don’t know. That’s the beauty of it. I don’t need labels, categories, to prove I am worthy of respect, to prove that I should be listened to.”
The unnamed person’s statement went on to say:
“I am coming out to you as simply a woman wanting to be heard. Yes there is plenty more I’d like to tell you about me. For now, I am every woman.”
Wanting to protect your identity in such a high profile case like this totally makes sense and we couldn’t support the victim more. On top of that, we definitely agree that anonymity can make a person more relatable when it comes to an issue such as this.
Regardless, we’re sure that whatever decision the anonymous woman comes to regarding her identity will be the right one and make her a stronger person in the long run.
What do you think about the woman’s statement regarding remaining anonymous?
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