Members of the Stanford University women’s swim team wanted to write to the judge overseeing the Brock Allen Turner sex-attack case about his creepy behavior — but were reportedly “pressured” by school officials not to speak out.
The team members say they weren’t shocked by the arrest of Turner, 20 — a men’s-team swimming star — and had steered clear of him due to sleazy comments he would make about their bodies, according to InTouch magazine.
“Brock’s arrest wasn’t surprising to anyone on the team,” one woman told the magazine.
“From the beginning, the women swimmers had found him to be very, very odd. Brock would make comments to the women such as ‘I can see your t–s in that swimsuit.’ ”
Earlier this month, Santa Clara County, Calif., Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to just six months in jail and three years’ probation for sexual assault of an unconscious 23-year-old woman after a fraternity party in 2015.
The judge has come under fire for handing down the light sentence.
“There were rumblings that the women were pressured by Stanford officials to not do [write to the judge] since they hadn’t witnessed any crime that Brock had committed,” an insider told InTouch.
A school representative, however, told the magazine that the students can make whatever statement they would like as private individuals.
However, the insider insisted that the school had indeed silenced the women.
“The team has been instructed to not discuss Brock Turner publicly or to the media,” InTouch quoted the source as saying. “The entire team completely supports the victim and wishes that Brock had gotten a much harsher sentence.”