Daisy Coleman, concern of Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy, dies by means

A recommend for sexual abuse victims who grew to be the challenge of a Netflix documentary after alleging she was once sexually assaulted at age 14 in Missouri has died by way of suicide, in accordance to her mom and a co-worker. 

Daisy Coleman, concern of Netflix documentary "Audrie & Daisy," dies by means

Melinda Coleman, the mom of Daisy Coleman, introduced her daughter's demise Tuesday on Facebook. She used to be 23.

"She used to be my first-class pal and brilliant daughter," Melinda Coleman wrote. "I suppose she had to make it appear like I ought to stay besides her. I cannot. I want I ought to have taken the ache from her! She in no way recovered from what these boys did to her and it is simply no longer fair. My infant woman is gone."

Daisy Coleman was once discovered’ useless in Denver after her mom referred to as police to test on her, stated Shael Norris, govt director of SafeBAE, a team Daisy Coleman co-founded to assist younger victims of sexual assault. Norris stated she heard the information from Coleman's brother.

Coleman regarded in a 2016 Netflix documentary "Audrie & Daisy," which observed her and her household as they dealt with her assault and the adversarial response of the Maryville neighborhood to her allegations. She stated in on line remarks that she had tried to kill herself at least twice before.

The different female featured in the documentary, 15-year-old Audrie Pott, died through suicide days after she stated she was once sexually assaulted’ by way of three boys in September 2012 in Sarasota, California.

Coleman was once the using pressure at the back of the formation of SafeBAE after the documentary, stated Norris, who referred to as her demise "an irreplaceable loss."

"She was once really, actually proper at what she did," Norris said, due to the fact teens who have been assaulted’ knew she understood their problems

"It's a large loss for the lifestyle in familiar due to the fact I suppose it was once her resilience that has stimulated so many different survivors to get assist and talk out," Norris said.

On Jan. 8, 2012, Daisy and a 13-year-old friend sneaked out of Daisy's residence and have been picked up’ via Matthew Barnett, who used to be 17 at the time, and some different boys. They took the female to a birthday party at Barnett's house.

Daisy advised investigators she used to be given’ a clear liquid earlier than being raped in a bedroom whilst a 2d boy recorded the act on his cellphone. Officials stated throughout the investigation that the video no longer existed. The boys then left her on her porch the place she stayed in freezing temperatures for quite a few hours earlier than she used to be found’.

Barnett admitted having intercourse with Daisy however stated it was once consensual.

Coleman's case was once taken up with the aid of sexual assault sufferer advocates throughout the us of a and brought about rallies and outrage, mainly after a Kansas City Star file on the residents of Maryville reacting negatively to the Colemans.

Barnett pleaded responsible in January 2014 to a misdemeanor infant endangerment cost and used to be sentenced’ to two years of probation and a four-month suspended reformatory term.

Barnett's sentence got here after Nodaway County's then-prosecutor, Robert Rice, and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker each decided there used to be now not adequate proof to pursue a rape charge. Baker was once added’ in to reopen the case after the Coleman’s and others criticized Rice for disregarding a legal cost towards Barnett.

Melinda Coleman alleged Rice dropped the criminal cost due to the fact of political stress - Barnett's grandfather used to be a four-term Missouri nation consultant who used to be a kingdom trooper for 32 years. Rice stated he dropped the cost due to the fact the Coleman’s stopped cooperating with his investigation.


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