The Stanford Rapist’s Mother Writes Court a Nauseating Letter in Defense of Her ‘Beautiful Son’

The Stanford Rapist’s Mother Writes Court a Nauseating Letter in Defense of Her ‘Beautiful Son’

Despite being found guilty of violating a woman in the worst way imaginable, Brock Turner still has the support of his own mother, who doesn’t seem to realize that his actions are a direct reflection on the way he was raised.

Once you read the letter she wrote to the judge of her son’s case, it won’t be hard to understand why Turner did what he did.


From IJReview:

Stanford rapist Brock Turner has received little support from the public after he was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster.

Numerous letters have been released from family members and friends, however, in support of the 20-year-old.

His father wrote that Brock was “paying a steep price for 20 minutes of action,” which outraged many across the country who were shocked by his light six-month sentence.

Now his mother’s letter has been released, and like the others who defended him, Carleen Turner paints him as a seemingly saintly young man:

“He participated in Cub Scouts during grade school with Dan as his Den leader. The scouts sell popcorn in the call and after a couple of years, Brock decided he wanted to be the top seller for our region. Dan and I do not take order forms to work, if our kids are selling a product, it’s on them to sell.”

“Brock would go door to door to sell, he even got a 90-year-old lady to buy some. She couldn’t eat popcorn but was impressed that Brock took the time to sit with her on her front porch and talk to her. That’s the kind of kid he was-very respectful and polite”

According to her, his crime and potential punishment have “shattered” her son-the once “happy go lucky boy” who was planning on swimming for the national team:

“This verdict has destroyed us. Brock is a shattered and broken shell of the person he used to be. My once vibrant and happy boy is distraught, deeply depressed, terribly wounded, and filled with despair. His smile is gone forever-that beautiful grin is no more. When I look into his eyes I see fear and anguish. . . He is crushed that the jury ruled against him.”

In the nearly four page letter, there is not one mention of the victim and the suffering she will have to go through for the rest of her life. But Carleen knows what a broken heart feels like:

“This house now reminds me of the horror of that moment [referring to the phone call from Brock on January 18, 2015]. I have not decorated the house not have I hung anything on the walls. I am a mom who loves family pictures but I haven’t had the heart to put photos around of our family being happy. How can I? We will never be happy again.

Those happy family ties are one forever, replaced by despair, fear, depression, anxiety, doubt, and dread. I don’t think I have been able to take a deep breath since this happened. My first thought upon wakening every morning is ‘this can’t be real, this can’t be real. Why him? Why HIM? WHY? WHY?’ I have cried every single day since Jan. 18… He was a shy and awkward 19-year-old, far away from home trying to fit in with the swimmers he idolized. He is the most trust-worthy and honest person I know. He was telling the truth.

“Then that awful, horrible, terrible, gut-wrenching, life-changing verdict was read. I know what a broken heart feels like.”

Well I’m sorry you can’t decorate your house, lady. That must be tragic. I’m sure the girl your little boy victimized would have the utmost sympathy for you. It’s not like he sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious or anything!

Perhaps if you had raised your son better, he wouldn’t have even contemplated doing what he did to another human being. You’re despicable as a mother and as a woman.

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