March 24, 2023

Who is Chanel Miller? (Stanford Sexual Assault) Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Interview, Brock Turner, Emily Doe, Book (Know My Name)

Chanel Miller Bio, Wiki

Chanel Miller is a 27-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted while unconscious by Stanford swimmer and convicted sex offender, Brock Turner back on January 18th, 2015. In the case, Miller was only referred to as Emily Doe until she revealed her identity on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. She revealed her face in a preview of a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air on September 22nd,  2019.

Chanel Miller is a writer and artist from California while Brock Turner is a former star swimmer from Ohio, in San Jose, California.

Chanel Miller Parents, Siblings

Chanel Miller was born and raised in Palo Alto, California, as the daughter of Chris Miller and May May Miller, a documentary filmmaker. She has a younger sister.

Chanel Miller Education

Miller graduated from Gunn High School in Palo Alto in 2012, where she was a star volleyball player. She later joined the University of California, Santa Barbara graduateing with a degree in literature, according to her publisher.

Chanel Miller Sexual Assault Case

Miller’s case made headlines in 2016 after BuzzFeed published the statement she read at the sentencing hearing for Brock Turner, the Stanford student convicted of the assault. Turner had attacked her while she was unconscious on the ground outside a university fraternity house party. Two Swedish students, cycling past, challenged Turner when they realized Channel Miller, who was found partly dressed near a dumpster, was not moving.

In a full statement was later published by Buzzfeed, Miller said she only learned the full horror of what happened when reading the news on her phone.

She wrote: “At the bottom of the article after I learned about the graphic details of my own sexual assault, the article listed his swimming times. She was found breathing, unresponsive with her underwear six inches away from her bare stomach curled in a fetal position.

“By the way, he’s really good at swimming.”

During the trial, she set out in the statement, she faced a barrage of questions: “What were you wearing?”, “Why were you going to this party?’, “Did you party at frats?”, “Are you serious with your boyfriend?”

At Turner’s sentencing, Channel Miller addressed him directly with her statement, beginning with the words: “You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.”

Turner, then 20, was found guilty of three counts of felony sexual assault, for which the maximum sentence was 14 years. But the presiding judge, Aaron Persky, sentenced Mr. Turner to six months in county jail, of which he served three. Judge Persky’s ruling drew criticism from those who viewed it as too lenient, and he was recalled by voters in 2018. The trial sparked a national debate about sexual assault and whether white men from wealthy backgrounds were treated more favorably by the US justice system.

Channel Miller Impact Statement

Miller wrote in her impact statement about how her life changed after the case began. She wrote, “You bought me a ticket to a planet where I lived by myself. Every time a new article come out, I lived with the paranoia that my entire hometown would find out and know me as the girl who got assaulted. I didn’t want anyone’s pity and am still learning to accept victim as part of my identity.”

Channel Miller’s Book, Know My Name

While writing Know My Name to be published on September 24th, 2019  by Viking, she found out further details of her own case, through court documents and witness statements she had not had access to during the trial. The memoir’s publisher said it would “change the way we think about sexual assault forever”.

The case happened before the #MeToo movement, but Miller – who started writing her book in 2017 – added to her memoir and expanded its scope as the spotlight was shone on sexual violence.

Venetia Butterfield, publisher at Penguin General, Schulz said: “It is an immense privilege to share Chanel Miller’s honest, eloquent and emotional story with readers. Here is a book that will change the way we think about sexual assault forever.”

The cover art for “Know My Name” is inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi or “golden repair.” It entails broken pottery pieces are mended using lacquer and powdered gold. It’s a process that makes a new, beautiful object out of what’s been broken, emphasizing where it has cracked. The book is meant to represent Miller’s recovery, from the assault as well as the trauma of a trial.