As if the heinous situation surrounding Brock Turner Stanford Rapist's slap-on-the-wrist sentence isn't bad enough, now along comes his equally miscreant father. And one can see where the whole apple not falling far from the tree analogy comes from, only in this case, the apple is full of worms and the tree is rotten.
I am sure this father thought he was writing a sympathetic tome about his woefully misunderstood son. Wrong. He has just made it crystal clear why Brock Turner Stanford Rapist has yet to admit to what he was doing to an unconscious woman WHEN HE WAS CAUGHT DOING IT.
Read this pathetic screed by Dan A. Turner... advice, keep a bucket handy.
The letter was published on Twitter by Michele Dauber, the Stanford law professor who helped draft new university procedures for penalizing sexual violence.
So, dear dad, poor little Brock's life "has been deeply altered", huh? And his "easygoing personality and welcoming smile" have been diminished?
What, pray tell, do you think has happened to the woman he raped? Oh, wait - SHE TOLD YOU IN COURT WHEN SHE READ HER VICTIM STATEMENT. You must not have been paying attention.
Her life was forever altered when your son had his way with her unconscious body. Her entire personality, ability to function, to smile, to sleep was taken from her by your cowardly little tadpole.
"His every waking moment is consumed with worry, anxiety, fear, and depression"?
Think about her every waking moment. She is caught in a nightmare created by your son, a nightmare that goes on and on awake or asleep. Here's the difference, brain trust - HE CHOSE THIS, SHE DID NOT.
Poor baby has no appetite? Again, did you not listen to a word she read in court? Rhetorical question, of course you didn't.
Your son lost what "he worked so hard to achieve"?
Tough shit. And let's get this straight, he did not lose it. He threw it away. Hmmm, maybe have him look in that dumpster behind which he chose to rape an unconscious woman.
A "steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action"?!?! Who the ever loving fuck are you?
HE. RAPED. AN. UNCONSCIOUS. WOMAN. - Rape is not "action."
HE. ONLY. STOPPED. WHEN. HE. WAS. SEEN. - And he would not have stopped unless those grad students had been biking past.
HE. RAN. OFF. TO. TRY. TO. NOT. GET. CAUGHT. - Too bad they weren't chasing him in a pool. I hear his times were pretty impressive.
Yes, daddy dearest, he has to register as a sex offender, BECAUSE HE IS A SEX OFFENDER. See how that works?
So he has "no prior criminal history and has never been violent to anyone"? So he should not be held accountable for raping an unconscious woman? Poor thing, how in the world did the son of the world's stupidest man get into Stanford? I don't have a criminal record. I'm a nice, happy going gal. So by your logic, I should be able to shoot you in the face and not be punished. He committed a crime. A crime he was caught in the act of committing. Again, see how these things are connected? Your son is a criminal, your son belongs in jail for YEARS, not months in a county jail eligible for parole.
As for precious Brock "educating other college age students"? I only pray she has the strength to follow through on her promise to show up anywhere your creature offspring tries to speak and actually educates the students on what his speaker status stems from.
Here's the sad thing, Dad. Your son made choices that night. Entitled, prickish, violent, unfeeling CHOICES to rape an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. She did not consent, she could not consent. She was unconscious. But given your entitled, disconnected ramblings, it is no wonder he thought nothing of dropping trou, ripping off her clothes and getting "20 minutes of action."
It is pretty easy to see that while you may have loved your son, paid for his competitive swim career, basked in his achievements, bragged on him getting into and swimming for Stanford, you never taught him a damned thing about being a man. A REAL MAN. You never taught him respect, accountability, how to treat someone who is incapacitated. So you failed, Dad.
Up until reading your pathetic prose I actually felt a little bad for you and your wife. I understood providing him with a lawyer. I understood how hard it must be for you to process what your child did to another human being.
I don't feel sorry for you anymore. It is obvious you don't care what he did, just how you can spin it.
Oh, and be sure to thank Judge Aaron Persky. If he had actually sentenced your son to what he deserved, not this "affluenza rapist" crap, Brock Turner's name would have stayed confined to that small area in California. But he insured that Brock Turner Stanford Rapist and now Dan A Turner Stanford Rapist's Father will be known EVERYWHERE, live on FOREVER.
My advice to you? Stop talking.
I swear, forget trees and apples - this shit doesn't fall far from the asshole.