CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield used the first half of her show Monday morning to read aloud the devastatingly emotional statement made by a rape victim at Stanford University to her attacker after his conviction. The letter garnered national attention after it was published by BuzzFeed on Friday. The perpetrator, Brock Allen Turner, was sentenced last week to just six months in a county jail and probation, with the judge outrageously claiming that a longer sentence would have a detrimental effect on him and his aspirations to become an Olympic swimmer. Banfield cried multiple times while reading the letter on the air, which took her through the first 35 minutes of her show.
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