Stanford Tried To Silence Women’s Swim Team’s Creepy Brock Turner Stories
Turns out that Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer who received a controversial sentence of only six months in jail for raping a woman on the Stanford campus, was well known to the women's swim team. Members of the team had vowed to stay away from the 20-year-old due to his rude behavior, and one even said that he told her "I can see your tits in the swimsuit." In Touch Magazine:
“Brock’s arrest wasn’t surprising to anyone on the team. From the beginning, the women swimmers had found him to be very, very odd. Brock would make comments to the women such as 'I can see your t--s in that swimsuit,'" a Stanford swim team insider exclusively reveals, adding that one elite swimmer vowed to never be alone with Brock after witnessing him get drunk at a party.
“He was warned by upperclassmen on the team to scale back on the partying, but he just didn’t listen.”
The "insider" also said that the team had discussed sending a letter to the judge, but was pressured not to do so by the university. Stanford denies this.
Lisa Lapin, the school’s Associate Vice President for University Communications, insists that, “As private individuals, our students can say what they wish to whom they wish.”
Judge Aaron Persky is under fire for handing down the light sentence, and has been the subject of a Change.org petition for removal from the bench which has received more than 1 million signatures. He was also removed from a subsequent sexual battery case by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office, and several potential jurors have asked to be removed from consideration in cases over which he is presiding.
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