‘I have never been so angry:’ Brock Turner’s ex-girlfriend defends his character634 views
Count Brock Turner’s ex-girlfriend as another one of his defenders.
Lydia Pocisk, who dated the former Stanford swimmer, described him as a “kind, loving, respectful, relaxed, silently hilarious and determined individual” in court documents from Turner’s trial, obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
The pair had been friends for years, according to Pocisk’s statement, but began dating during high school.
Turner, who has become the latest face of college rape culture, was given a controversial light sentence on June 2 for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster in 2015.
“The fact I am even writing this letter is something I never saw coming, or could ever imagine, this in itself I believe to speak numbers,” wrote Pocisk. “You would think a close friendship of eight years could predict something like this happening, but the type of person Brock is could never deserve this or do anything he has been convicted of in a thousand of his lives.”
Turner is highly motivated and a hard worker, according to Pocisk. What’s more, she said she never felt pressured by him in any capacity and is a “better person” because of him.
Pocisk’s letter was one of 44 written on behalf of Turner and sent to Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who found the 20-year-old guilty of three counts of sexual assault and sentenced him to six months in county jail (he faced a maximum of 14 years), three years of probation and mandated he register as a sex offender.
Persky has since come under intense fire for his ruling with many, including a juror from the trial, arguing it was far too lenient.
You can read Pocisk’s letter in full here.
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