Judge Recalled Over Brock Turner Sentencing Now Seeking Donations For Legal Fees
The California judge who handed Brock Turner just six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman was removed from the bench in a recall, and now he is asking his supporters for donations to help cover his legal fees.
Former Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky faced widespread scrutiny that culminated in a successful recall campaign after he sentenced Brock Turner, a former Stanford University student, to six months in jail and three years’ probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015 behind a garbage bin on the Palo Alto university’s campus.
In a recent email with the subject line “A Final Ask,” Persky implores his supporters to donate money through his campaign committee, Retain Judge Persky, so that he can use the funds to pay $135,000 in court-ordered attorney fees incurred during his legal fight against the recall. The fees are due Dec. 31.