Stanford Rapist Brock Turner Wants A Retrial & People Are NOT Having It

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Remember Brock Turner? The former Stanford University student who was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015? Yes, him. He’s trying to get his conviction overturned after only serving three months in jail. Ridiculous, right? Well, Brock and his lawyers have appealed his conviction and are requesting a new trial, claiming that there were process violations.

His lawyer even went as far as saying the initial trial was “a detailed and lengthy set of lies.” Okay, if you call two witness testimonies saying they saw you trying to have sex with an unconscious woman, then the victim’s corroboration of those events “lies,” then this world is crazier than we all thought.

“You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me,” the statement from Emily Doe read. “[A]lcohol was not the one who stripped me, fingered me, had my head dragging against the ground, with me almost fully naked… Having too much to drink was an amateur mistake that I admit to, but it is not criminal.”

Meanwhile, Brock was sentenced to only six months in jail after he was found guilty of three felony counts of sexual assault. He was released after only three months. Therefore, even after serving what some would call an absurdly short sentence for his crime, Turner still wants pity. In a 172-page brief filed on Friday, Brock’s lawyers claim that Deputy District Attorney’s description of the assault “tainted” the jury. According to the document, the assault did not occur “behind the dumpster” and that the jury received “extensive ‘behind-the-dumpster’ propaganda.”

What it comes down to is that Brock was also given a mandatory lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender, which he’s hoping his lawyers can overturn if they have a retrial. Turner’s legal adviser even told KNTV-TV, “What we are saying that what happened is not a crime… It happened, but it was not anywhere close to a crime.”

After news broke out, people on Twitter could not believe it. Some even criticized news headlines for not referring to Brock as a “rapist.”

The one and only silver lining of this whole thing is that if Brock’s request for a new trial is granted (and at this point, it does not look like it will be), this could also potentially mean a harsher sentence for him than the one he received by the judge after the initial trial.