Brie Larson stands up for rape survivors (again) in wake of the Stanford case

Jun 6, 2016 at 7:49 p.m. ET
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The injustice over a Stanford rape case has galvanized the web. So far, reportedly 5 million people have viewed a letter from the unnamed survivor to her attacker, Brock Turner, who was caught in the act of assaulting her behind a dumpster. He was sentenced to only six months in prison.

One such activist is the actress Brie Larson, notable for her onscreen depictions of survivors, including an Oscar-winning turn as a captive victim in Room.

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Larson took to Twitter to share her outrage on behalf of survivors. "The most important thing you will read, told by a brave SURVIVOR," she wrote, sharing the letter, which was published on BuzzFeed. "Let's scream louder. No one deserves to be raped."

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Larson shared the sentiment that many supporters are feeling — the lack of faith in the justice system. She wrote, "Every inch of this case is severely disappointing. None of this is the survivors [sic] fault. NONE. ZERO."

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Most importantly, she published a link to End Rape on Campus, an organization working to end campus sexual violence.

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Larson is just one of the many voices coming out against Turner and in support of survivors everywhere, like CNN's Ashleigh Banfield's reading of almost the entire statement on air.

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