Amber Heard helped Brock Turner's anonymous victim accept an award at Glamour's Women of the Year Event
It’s been impossible to forget the infuriatingly light sentence and subsequent early release of Stanford rapist Brock Turner, but we’re SO glad to learn that his brave, victim, “Emily Doe,” was honored at Glamour’s Women of the Year celebration.
Apparently Amber Heard helped Doe accept her award as she decided to remain anonymous during the event, and we’re so down with the actress supporting such a worthy person and an important cause.
Doe’s inclusion in the Glamour honoree list is a huge deal, and to pack a real punch, Heard read part of Doe’s incredibly powerful essay which raised awareness about rape culture. Lena Dunham, Gabourey Sidibe and Freida Pinto also read excerpts. If you remember, that essay was honest and raw — and no doubt left an impression on the audience.
Afterward, Heard thanked Doe in the simplest way.
We can’t imagine what Doe has been through — and continues to go through — since the assault, and we hope she’s getting the space and love she needs. From her court statement and essay, we know that she’s a courageous woman who’s using her experience to help other women in need. And it’s so incredibly meaningful that she’s being recognized for that effort.
To all the amazing women out there, let’s keep supporting one another and spreading positive vibes! It’ll never get old.