What’s next for the main figures in the Brock Turner rape case? – CNN

What impact is her courtroom statement having?

Among other things, it may be prompting other victims to seek help. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, which maintains the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE) and online hotline, said it has seen a 35% increase in calls and chats over the last two days, from a regular daily average of 500 calls and online requests to 675 in the past two days. It’s a pattern they tend to see in instances of highly publicized sexual assault cases, said RAINN President Scott Berkowitz. “It’s always hard to know precisely what’s driving calls because not everyone cites a reason, but this story follows a pattern with pretty much every other high-profile case,” he said.

Vice President Joe Biden has voiced support for her. The first lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, celebrities and other New York officials read the the victim’s nearly 7,000 word statetment in a Facebook video livestreamed on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s page.

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