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Ashleigh Banfield Read The Stanford Rape Victim's Full Letter Live On CNN

The reading lasted more than half of the show.

Posted on June 6, 2016, at 4:12 p.m. ET

CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield on Monday read an entire letter written by the woman who was raped by former Stanford student Brock Turner live on air Monday — taking up an entire three segments of the show.

The letter was first posted by BuzzFeed News on Friday and has since been read and shared by millions — including public figures and celebrities such as Brie Larson and Kate Nash.

Turner, 20, was convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to six months in county jail — an exception to California's mandatory minimum of two years in state prison.

The judge said the leniency was because a longer stay in prison would have a "severe impact" on Turner, who had repeatedly been praised as a champion swimmer and aspiring Olympian during the trial.

Banfield's reading lasted for more than half of her hourlong show and drew reactions of praise and astonishment from viewers.

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