The judge on Brock Turner's case isn't holding anything back.
On Tuesday, Buzzfeed discovered from a transcript that Judge Aaron Persky is defending his sentence for Turner who was convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman. This case has created a stir with the public that Turner was sentenced to only six months behind bars even though he was facing up to 14 years.
It appears that Persky is standing behind Turner on the incident saying that the 20-year-old defendant expressed a "genuine feeling of remorse."
"And so you have Mr. Turner expressing remorse, which I think, subjectively, is genuine, and [the survivor] not seeing that as a genuine expression of remorse because he never says, 'I did this. I knew how drunk you were, I knew how out of it you were and I did it anyway,'" Persky said.
The judge added that he doesn't believe this "bridge will, probably, ever be crossed."
Persky also asked himself a question as he figured out what the best punishment for Turner should be.
"Is state prison for this defendant an antidote to that poison?" he said. "Is incarceration in state prison the right answer for poisoning [the survivor's] life?"
Upon Turner's sentence, the victim wrote a detailed letter on the aftermath of what the incident has done to her.
"I was not ready to tell my boyfriend or parents that actually, I may have been raped behind a dumpster, but I don't know by who or when or how," the statement reads. "If I told them, I would see the fear on their faces, and mine would multiply by tenfold, so instead I pretended the whole thing wasn't real."
The woman also had to face irrelevant questions when she spoke to an attorney about the incident, including what she was wearing.
"I was pummeled with narrowed, pointed questions that dissected my personal life, love life, past life, family life, inane questions, accumulating trivial details to try and find an excuse for this guy who had me half naked before even bothering to ask for my name."