We’re already shaking our heads about this.
As you may know, there has been quite a bit of outrage surrounding the leniency for Stanford Rapist Brock Turner‘s jail sentence — and rightfully so.
It seems the character references from Turner’s friends and family can be credited for helping the scandalized athlete walk away with only a six month prison sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious female behind a dumpster.
In fact, Brock’s high school girlfriend Lydia Pocisk was one of several acquaintances to come to his defense prior to his sentencing. Miz Pocisk’s letter, which was obtained by the Los Angeles Times, describes her former flame as a “kind, loving, respectful, relaxed, silently hilarious, and determined individual.”
“He was determined to be the best he could be in all he did. I say this with 100% confidence because I remember a conversation with him a few years back. I asked why he had gotten so good at everything he did, and his answer surprised me. He simply said, ‘It’s not as fun to not be successful or not work hard.'”
The twosome, who dated when they were juniors and seniors in high school, have been friends since attending middle school together. Lydia was also on the swim team alongside Brock. After describing their wholesome dates of getting ice cream and going to the movies, she continued:
“You would think a close friendship of 8 years could predict something like this happening, but the type of person Brock is could never deserve this or do anything he has been convicted of in a thousand of his lives. I have never been so angry with God in all of my life, for instilling such pain on such an undeserving soul.”
Wait…WHAT? We’re not entirely sure how Brock is “undeserving” of the criticism he’s currently facing since he was found guilty of assaulting someone.
To make matters worse, this letter comes shortly after Brock’s father labeled the upsetting incident as “20 minutes of action.” Ugh.
While Turner started his time behind bars back on June 2, he is expected to be released three months early. It’s said online inmate records have his release date listed as September 2. Smh.
[Image via Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.]