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>> this is "nightline." >> tonight breaking news in the race for the white house. the associated press reporting that hillary clinton has secured enough delegates to clench the democratic nomination making history as the first woman to become the presumptive nominee of a major american party. plus a powerful and disturbing first-hand account of sexual assault. her words going viral. her attacker an all american athlete at elite stanford university. the outrage tonight about what many see as a lenient sentence and what the defendant's own father said that is only fanning the flames. plus the museum of broken relationships. >> she was going to put it on for him. that's right, a museum dedicated to momentos from love gone wrong.
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good evening, and we begin here with the breaking political news. the associated press reporting tonight that hillary clinton has now secured enough delegates to win the democratic nomination.
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this makes here the first woman ever to become the presumptive nominee of a major american party. but tonight on the eve of major primaries in california and five other states, both hillary and bill clinton are urging caution. >> according to news we are on the brink of a historic, historic unprecedented moment. but we still have work to do, don't we? we have six elections tomorrow, and we're going to fight hard for every single vote, especially right here in california. [ cheers and applause ] meanwhile tonight the bernie sanders campaign is accusing the media of a rush to judgment. the breaking political news tonight. we move on to the wrenching words spoken by a young survivor of sexual assault in open court. raw emotion addressed directly at her attacker, a student at an
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elite american university. the words of this young woman are going viral tonight, and here's abc's matt gutman. >> your honor, if it is all right for the majority of the statement, i would like to address the defendant directly. >> you don't know me but you've been inside me. >> reporter: we also don't know the woman known as emily doe. we've come to know her written voice. >> see if she can speak an entire sentence. >> reporter: these are survivors of sexual assault and rape reading the victim pact all right emily doe wrote her assailant. it's gone viral. her first person account is raw and unfiltered. it might never have been noticed had brock turner a swimmer with stanford not received what
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seemed an unreasonably light sentence. he was found guilty of assaulting her after a campus party. back in january of 2015. >> it's disappointing. i don't think it sent the right message to the community or the world that this is an important case as it is. >> six months, but he could be home in three with good behavior. the statement his father read in court during turner's sentencing, his father complained the verdict was a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action. also lamenting his son has lost his appetite for things like the ribeye steaks he used to love. it was the other statement read in court that day, the victim's that has been memorialized. >> it was one the most eloquent and articulate letters i've read. i don't think anything like it has been read. >> reporter: the survivor
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reading with her eyes locked on turner. saying i wanted to take off my body like a jacket and leave it at the hospital. skewering her attacker for the salt who said it was con sensual. >> i think the six month sentence was unfair. >> it was too short. >> i read this morning the dad said it's 20 minutes for a lifetime of sentence. i'm like what do you think the woman had to deal with? >> stanford university has long struggled with this issue. and has not been the job that it should have. >> reporter: though stanford posted a statement saying the university did everything to assure that justice was served in this case, including an immediate police investigation and a referral to the santa
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clara county district. >> an actress tweeting why? why do we act like rape is not a despicable, deplorable and punishable act, hash tag "rain culture". the judge calling under fire, people calling for him to be removed from the bench with the hash tag "recall persky". the overwhelming support for the survivor has grown. many calling her a hero. brie larson tweeting the most important thing you will read told by a braver survivor. let's scream louder. no one deserves to be raped. over the last year the issue of sexual assault on campus has exploded onto the national consciousness. "you tell me it gets better, it gets better ♪ >> reporter: a performance at this year's oscars calling the
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world's attention to the epidemic. belting out the song "until it happens to you" and then surrounded by assault victims. the young survivors became kra when doe -- ♪ until it happens to you, you won't know how i feel ♪ >> reporter: it brought the room to its feet. >> i am myself a survivor. i'm grateful to the academy for giving us this world stage. >> reporter: she was introduced by joe biden. one of the 50 on stage was just a first year student when she
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says she was assaulted. >> i remember feeling really disgusting and like i didn't want to be in my skin, and that's something that so many people often say that they feel like. that feeling of disgust and not wanting to be within your own body and not wanting to be there is something that is so pervasive among people who have experienced this. >> reporter: using her, appearance as a call to action, she joined forces with other survivors to create the organization, end rape on campus. >> these cases are seldom reported because survivors fear they won't be believe and if they do report to the police or campus adjudicator that they're going to somehow be blamed for what happened to them or be ostracized socially. >> there's a lot of victim blaming. >> he lectured us about how we shouldn't go out in short
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skirts. >> reporter: their work to expose a i violence in campuses documented. >> universities are protecting a brand. >> reporter: she says the six month sentence brock received sends the wrong sentence. >> the judge is saying just don't do it again. >> reporter: she is also outraged by the father's statement about 20 minutes of action. >> it doesn't matter the amount of time that it takes to damage somebody's life. what matters is that their life was damaged. >> reporter: she says the solution is education, and the courage of survivors like emily doe. >> i remain anonymous, yes, to protect my identity, but it's also a statement that all of these people are fighting for someone they don't know. yes, there's plenty more i'd like to tell you about me. for me, i'm every woman. >> emily doe anonymous, but her voice is still being heard n. >> and finally to girls
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everywhere, i am with you. on nights when you feel alone, i'm with you. when people doubt you or dismiss you, i'm with you. i fought every day for you so never stop fighting. i believe you. you are powerful and nobody can take that away from you. to girls everywhere, i'm with you. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm matt gutman. >> this case is provoking many strong emotions. up next, we switch gears entirely to a new museum in l.a. raising a lot of eyebrows tonight. it's dedicated to bad breakups. wait until you see the exhibits. ed to bad breakups. wait until you see the exhibits. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil and those in megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body... ...which makes your heart, well, mega-happy.
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most of us after we endure a tough breakup do our best to forget about it by a trip to vegas, a rebound relationship, maybe adopt a cat. so what gives with this new museum in los angeles entirely dedicated to love gone wrong? nick watt investigates. >> reporter: this iron was used to iron my wedding suit. now it is the only thing left. >> on the night we met he told me his nickname was danger. >> true tales, momentos of lost love donated by members of the public for closure, revenge? >> he made me wear them during sex because they turned him on. >> preserved and displayed on the hollywood museum. >> this is my favorite museum i've ever been to. >> reporter: the doomed
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devotion. >> this is much more accessible. >> reporter: that guy an l.a. lawyer will get to why in just a place. >> these are all artifacts of a different kind. there's a human story. >> the bottle of wine was to drink when we both left our spouses. we never did. ♪ >> reporter: who knows. taylor swift may one day donate that jump suit. they met onset. gwyneth, and a dog eared parachute copy.
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>> as a culture in song and in screen. >> i'm also just a girl standing in front of a boy. asking him to love her. >> reporter: we generally prefer to celebrate finding love, falling in love, beating the odds, the promise of happily ever after. earlier this evening i giggled watching the bachelorette when jojo took someone on a yoga date. >> we met about a week ago. >> reporter: we'd all like to believe sally is still with harry. >> i love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees. i love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. >> reporter: nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. face the facts. visit the museum of broken relationships. >> it makes me reflect on my own relationships. >> i spent an entire summer making this birthday present, and he left it in my car. >> it's nice to know it doesn't just happen to me. >> my boyfriend andrew and i first met in seventh grade gym class. is this serving a purpose? >> immediately i thought it was ridiculous.
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when i started thinking deeply, i thought there's a lot of people who need closure. >> did you see this one? >> reporter: yes. [ laughter ] >> we've had behind the scenes access since this place looked like this. it used to be a lingerie store. fitting transformation. back to that lawyer who made all this happen. it started on a family vacation. >> we had a guide book that said there was a museum of broken relationships. i thought we had to see it. >> reporter: the first museum of broken relationships opened in croatia five years ago. >> we came out moved by it. this is a universal human experience. everybody has had a broken relationship of one kind or another. >> reporter: he started collecting for an l.a. version. >> this woman, former boyfriend strongly encouraged her to get
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breast implants. he wanted her to have larger breasts. >> reporter: sounds like a great guy. >> he hired people. he stored do nations in his law office. >> he was a big nebraska fan. she bought this to wear for him, and she was going to put it on for him one night, and he broke up with her over a text. >> reporter: it's all anonymous? >> all of it is anonymous. >> reporter: and so the stories, i imagine, would be slightly differently told if you had to put your name? >> i think so. i think that by keeping it anonymous people are willing to tell the whole story. >> reporter: i made a donation myself. would it be picked as one of the 103 on display? >> mine didn't. >> yours didn't make it this time. >> reporter: my pain wasn't enough? actually, it wasn't pain. >> it wasn't pain.
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your cavalier attitude toward a relationship with a key chain you happen to keep? >> reporter: we had a horrible breakup. i was glad to be rid of her but for some reason i kept the key chain. >> i would say there was something about the drama of the relationship that you enjoyed. there was something about the passion. >> reporter: i'm going to stop her there. my wife might be watching. nebraska made it. >> nebraska made it. you had to. >> reporter: it's not just failed romance. >> sometimes religion, countries. it's all kinds of broken relationships. >> reporter: some aren't funny at all. >> that's not the only transplant story. >> reporter: do you edit them? >> for basic grammar and misspellings. there's one person's side, the other, and what happened. >> reporter: we've all been there one way or another, and this may be the most universally relatable museum on earth. i'm nick watt for "nightline" in hollywood. up next, miss california's mistake.
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final tonight the controversy that erupted when a contestant was asked on live tv about economic policy at the california beauty pageant. >> i think the rich need to -- >> reporter: miss california takes a pause. the question how do we narrow the gap between rich and poor? >> i think that the rich need to be able to -- be giving, and i think the poor need to work hard and i think the middle class need to come together and find an inbetween. thank you. >> reporter: she was quickly slammed on social media for her response, but it was a pretty hard question. the 20-year-old took to instagram poking fun at herself. >> why can't the usa see i don't know about the economy. >> of course, she's not the first beauty queen to flub. >> a fifth of the americans can't locate the usa on a u.s.
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map. >> u.s. americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have that -- >> reporter: however, not all memorable moments are fails. the shiny moment in last night's pageant, a question about women in combat. >> it is important we recognize that gender does not link us in the united states. >> making her the first army reserve officer ever to win miss usa. >> our congratulations to her and thank you for watching. tune into gma tomorrow morning. as always we've online 24/7 at wbc and at our facebook page. thank you for watching. have a good night.
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