Brock Turner Lied Excessively, Laughed When Caught Assaulting Victim, Court Files Show

Newly-released court records from the Brock Turner sexual assault trial show how the former Stanford students and his lawyers tried discredit the victim’s story and how he allegedly laughed and smiled when caught during the assault by good Samaritans.

New York Daily News reports that more than 1,000 pages of court documents were recently uncovered under the Freedom of Information Act. According to the files, Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman behind a Stanford frat house dumpster, allegedly smirked and laughed at the bystanders who caught him and intervened.

The documents revealed that the police officers interviewed two men that stepped in and helped the victim during the January 18, 2105, assault, who told the officers that Turner started smiling when they questioned him. According to Peter Jonsson, a Stanford graduate student and one of the men who stepped in to help the victim,

“I noticed that he was smiling. So I said, ‘Why are you smiling? Stop smiling.’ … I said, again, ‘What are you doing? She’s unconscious.'”

When questioned by prosecutor Alaleh Kianerci during his March 2016 trial, Turner said that he was smiling and laughing because how “ridiculous” the situation was.

“I was laughing at the situation of how ridiculous it was.”

During original questioning by police, Turner said he didn’t remember how he ended up on the ground with victim but The Guardian reports that his story was quite different when he recalled the incident during his trial. In fact, Turner had a long, detailed explanation about how the incident came about. He claimed that he met the victim at the party, where they danced together and shared a few kisses. Afterward, while they were walking back to his dorm, Turner claimed they both tripped and fell.

Turner also said that the victim was coherent while on the ground, and that she not only consented to his advances but that she also affirmed to him that she was enjoying it.

“I fin**** her for a minute. And I thought she had an orgasm. And then I – well, during that time, I asked her if she liked it, and she said, uh-huh.”

When questioned why he didn’t explain the same details to police, Turner said he “completely freaked out.”

When the victim, who’s name remains disclosed, heard about the tale weaved by Turner and his legal team, she penned a note about it, indicating that not only did she predict he would make up a different version of events, but that his far-fetched tale was poorly executed, reminiscent of a “young adult novel.”

“Brock had a strange new story, almost sounded like a poorly written young adult novel with kissing and dancing and hand holding and lovingly tumbling onto the ground, and most importantly in this new story, there was suddenly consent. One year after the incident, he remembered, oh yeah, by the way she actually said yes, to everything, so.”

Regardless, Turner’s lawyer placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of the victim, stating that she was more experienced with college parties, and had already experienced blackouts from drinking at similar events at least 4-5 times in the past.

“She’s had more experience at college parties, maybe not fraternity parties but college parties, and she knows what it is to be in a blackout, because she’s experienced it four or five times before.”

“Did she intend for what happened to happen? Of course, I don’t think she did. However, that doesn’t mean that she was not aware and conscious and thinking clearly and taking voluntary actions when she was with Brock Turner.”

Meanwhile, Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Perksy, the man responsible for giving Brock Turner a light sentence, recently announced that he’ll no longer preside over criminal cases. The judge faced intense scrutiny for what many called a miscarriage of justice after he gave Turner what basically equates to, in many people’s minds, a “slap on the wrist.”

Brock Turner is currently serving a six-month sentence in a California jail, but legal experts stated that he’ll likely be released early. Once released from jail, he must register as a sex offender, a label he’ll have for life.

[Image via the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office]

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