In a pre-sentencing letter to the judge released today by the New York Times,convicted rapist Brock Turner fails to own any responsibility for raping an unconscious woman behind a trash dumpster on Jan. 17, 2015. Turner’s plea letter reads like a laundry list of white male privilege lost. It touched the white male judge in all the right places. Turner begs for leniency in his letter, and he got it.
â€œIâ€™ve been shattered by the party culture and risk taking behavior that I briefly experienced in my four months at school,â€ writes the former Stanford University student. â€œIâ€™ve lost my chance to swim in the Olympics.â€
Turner blames the sexual assault he committed on a campus culture of excessive alcohol consumption, peer pressure, and â€œsexual promiscuity.â€
There’s no way Brock Allan Turner–oh by the way, did you see his swimming times?–could have raped a woman because he’s a fucking rapist.
In a letter to Judge Aaron Persky of the Santa Clara County Superior Court which was submitted before his ridiculously wrist-slap of a sentence, Turner says: â€œI am the sole proprietor of what happened on the night that changed these peopleâ€™s lives forever. I would give anything to change what happened.â€
The New York Times published a copy of his letter today. In it, Turner also says that his decision to rape an unconscious woman behind a trash dumpster on the Stanford campus left him â€œa changed person.â€ I’ll bet! It changed the woman he raped, too.