After Stanford student Brock Turner served only three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus in 2016, one would hope that the university would try its best to treat the survivor respectfully in the aftermath.
That doesn’t appear to be the case, unfortunately.
Stanford refuses to use quotes “Emily Doe” suggested for a memorial plaque to be installed where the assault took place—an area that has been re-landscaped to serve as a “scenic spot” for students, according to the Cut and anonymous student newsletter the Fountain Hopper.
The Fountain Hopper said the administration suggested the quote, “I’m okay, everything’s okay,” in lieu of using quotes she pulled from her letter that was read during his trial.
Stanford, however, told the Cut that the Fountain Hopper inaccurately reported the story but denied to clarify why the plaque has not been erected yet.
“Stanford was in discussion with Ms. Doe’s representative about this issue. The Fountain Hopper statement was not a correct representation of the discussions,” Stanford spokesperson EJ Miranda said. “Because these were confidential communications, we cannot say anything more specific about it.”
Meanwhile, Turner’s lawyers filed a 172-page appeal requesting that his convictions be reversed in December.