Joining the rest of America in being pissed off about rape and sexual assault, Channing Tatum speaks out about his feelings surrounding the Brock Turner case and his sentence.
As we previously reported, Brock Turner was sentenced to six months for the rape of an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on Stanford University campus. Judge Aaron Presky ruled that jail time would be too hard on the former swimmer and sentenced him to six months in a county jail with chance for early release.
Turner will only stay in the Santa Clara county jail for three months, according to official documents from the county's Department of Corrections.
Channing Tatum is just as outraged as the rest of us, and wants everyone to know "that rape culture is a very real thing."
Cosmopolitan's Joanna Coles caught up with Tatum in France and sat him down for a Facebook Live interview regarding Turner's conviction.
"I think it's tough. I think that rape culture is a very real thing," he said. "I really think it's a horrible, horrible idea to let someone off because of possibly what they're gonna be capable of doing. Because if you start doing that, where do you end? Where does that stop? Where does that line actually quit? I don't think it's right. I think [Turner] should've been punished, personally, but I also don't know what the answer is to protect women, to keep you out of those situations."
Tatum continued to say he "couldn't believe" Turner received such a light sentence, considering any other young man would have gotten the maximum punishment for such a crime.
"I just couldn't believe it. That is like if you killed someone, if you got caught red-handed murdering someone, and then just because you went to a nice school and you were a good swimmer, you somehow get a lesser sentence than what you would've for cold-blooded murder. I mean, that just doesn't make any sense."
We're in total agreement, Channing!