How BuzzFeed Became the Outlet That Made the Stanford Rape Victim's Letter Go Viral

For every person who shared it, 12 more saw it

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BuzzFeed has another viral hit on its hands, and it has nothing to do with Disney princesses, exploding watermelons or the color of a certain dress.

On Friday afternoon, BuzzFeed posted a story titled "Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker." The post featured a short intro and then the entire 7,200-word letter the victim read aloud in court.

Earlier this year, 20-year-old former Stanford student Brock Turner was convicted on three counts of sexual assault after being discovered lying on top the unconscious, half-naked woman behind a dumpster in January 2015.



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