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- Chanel Miller, who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner at Stanford University in 2015, said she was full of joy when she met Carl-Fredrik Arndt and Peter Jonsson, who rescued her the night of the assault.
- Arndt and Jonsson were key witnesses in the case against Turner, who was found guilty of sexual assault and sentenced to six months in jail.
- They intervened when seeing Turner sexually assaulting Miller behind a dumpster near campus, and when he ran off, they chased him and held him down until police arrived.
- Miller, who called Arndt and Jonsson “heroes” in a letter to Judge Aaron Persky ahead of Turner’s sentencing, finally met the men as part of a “60 Minutes” interview that aired on Sunday.
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Chanel Miller, who was sexually assaulted by former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner in 2015, finally met the two Swedish men who stopped the assault and rescued her.
While speaking to “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired on Sunday, Miller said she was full of joy when she met Carl-Fredrik Arndt and Peter Jonsson.
Arndt and Jonsson were key witnesses in the case against Turner, who was found guilty of sexual assault and sentenced to six months in jail in 2016. The pair were riding their bikes to a party and spotted Turner sexually assaulting Miller behind a dumpster near campus. They approached confronted Turner, and when he ran off, chased him and held him down until police arrived.
“There’s something really beautiful about the intuition of their reaction,” Miller told “60 Minutes” of their intervention. “They sort of acted before they could even think. I even asked, ‘How did you run fast enough to get this guy? He had a head start.’ He said it was just the adrenaline. I think they knew exactly what was wrong and were determined to stop it, and they did.”
Miller was identified in court documents by the pseudonym “Emily Doe,” and she revealed her identity for the first time earlier this month ahead of publishing a memoir that details the assault and its aftermath.
Carl-Fredrik Arndt and Peter Jonsson chased down Brock Turner after finding him sexually assaulting Chanel Miller
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Miller said she felt safe being with them.
“I kept saying thank you and they kept saying helping the world is thanks enough,” she told “60 Minutes.”
Arndt spoke to the Swedish news outlet Expressen in 2016 about the night of the assault, after Miller called him and Jonsson “heroes” in a letter to Judge Aaron Persky ahead of Turner’s sentencing.
The pair were graduate students at Stanford at the time, and immediately jumped into action upon seeing what Turner was doing to Miller.
“We saw that she was not moving, while he was moving a lot,” Arndt said in Swedish to Expressen, translated by Buzzfeed News. “So we stopped and thought, ‘This is very strange.'”
Arndt said Turner got up when he and Jonsson approached him. Whey they asked him what was going on, Turner started to run. Miller, meanwhile, was unconscious on the ground.
Chanel Miller called Jonsson and Arndt “heroes” at Brock Turner’s sentencing
Jonsson was able to chase down Turner while Arndt made sure Miller was OK.
“I didn’t really have time to think so I just chased after him. I remember quite vividly. Like, I was on his left side. And I got my right leg in front of him. And then I took my body, my upper body and threw him over my leg and down on the ground,” Jonsson told “60 Minutes” in Sunday’s special.
In her letter at Turner’s sentencing, Miller said she was grateful for Jonsson and Arndt.
“Thank you to the two men who saved me, who I have yet to meet,” the victim wrote. “I sleep with two bicycles that I drew taped above my bed to remind myself there are heroes in this story. That we are looking out for one another. To have known all of these people, to have felt their protection and love, is something I will never forget.”
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