Brock Turner’s childhood friend speaks out

On Thursday, Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, receiving a six month jail sentence.

Judge Aaron Persky gave the unusually light jail sentence, worried that it could “have a severe impact on [Turner],” adding that he thinks Turner "will not be a danger to others."

Some friends and family close to the former Oakwood swimmer have begun speaking out on his behalf.

Turner’s father wrote a letter referring to the crime as “20 minutes of action” and goes on to describe his lack of appetite for steak since the incident.

Childhood friend, Leslie Rasmussen was among those who spoke out in support of Turner.

In her letter, she declares that there was no way that Brock could be a rapist.

Rasmussen called “the whole thing a huge misunderstanding,” and puts a lot of her blame for campus rape on political correctness.

Here is an excerpt:

“I don’t think it’s fair to base the fate of the next ten + years of his life on the decision of a girl who doesn’t remember anything but the amount she drank to press charges against him. I am not blaming her directly for this, because that isn’t right. But where do we draw the line and stop worrying about being politically correct every second of the day and see that rape on campuses isn’t always because people are rapists.”

Rasmussen is the drummer in a local band called Good English, and since her letter of support, there has had some backlash.

You can read Rasmussen’s entire letter here:

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