Daisy Coleman , 23, who participated in the Netflix documentary "Audrie & Daisy" in which several cases of sexual abuse are mentioned, killed herself.
It was her mother, Melinda Moeller Coleman , who, through her Facebook account, confirmed that her daughter had died, "My daughter Catherine Daisy Coleman committed suicide tonight. If they saw crazy messages and posts it was because I called the police to see how was it".
In January 2012, when Daisy was just 14 years old, she was the victim of sexual abuse. Her mother found her in her garden wearing only a T-shirt, unconscious, after Matthew Barnett , 17, left him there.
According to Daisy Coleman, Barnett encouraged her to drink until she passed out and it was until her mother admitted her to the emergency medical unit when doctors confirmed that she showed signs of having been raped.
Melinda and Daisy made the report to the police, Matthew Barnett was questioned and alleged that the sexual relationship was consensual; they finally released him because the authorities alleged "insufficient evidence". After the event, Daisy not only had to deal with the trauma of sexual abuse, she was also relentlessly harassed by her community, so they had to move out of town.
It was for this reason that in the publication where Melinda announced the death of her daughter, she stated that, if the subject who abused her had received her punishment, she would still be alive, "She was my best friend and my incredible daughter. I think that She had to make it look like I could live without her. I can't. I wish I could have taken the pain away from her! She never recovered from what those guys did to her and it's just not fair. My baby girl left. "
Melinda continued publishing articles and videos of her daughter where she talks about the attacks she suffered in her hometown after she raised her voice against her attacker.
"My girl, my Belle couldn't take it anymore. She said she loved me and just hoped it would make me feel proud. You made me feel proud every day of your life, Belle. Every day! I love you so much!" the woman wrote in another post.
In 2013 the sexual abuse case against Daisy Coleman was reopened and in January 2014 Barnett pleaded guilty to endangering a minor, due to the way he left her abandoned. in the end he was only sentenced to two years in prison.
In 2016 Daisy told her story in the Netflix documentary, where what happened to Audrie Pott , a teenager who was also a victim of rape , also appears . Pott committed suicide 10 days after the attack.
In 2017 Daisy worked on a national campaign called SafeBAE, which tries to prevent other people from experiencing sexual violence.
After learning of Coleman's suicide, the organization wrote on Facebook, "As all of our supporters know, Daisy struggled for many years to heal from her attack and prevent teen sexual violence. She was our sister in this job and much of the force driver behind him. "
"We are devastated and shocked by his suicide. He had been in therapy for 2 years, working on his triggers and healing the many traumas in his life. He had many demons and had faced and overcome them all, but as many of you know, the Healing is not a direct or easy path. She fought harder and harder than we will ever know, "the organization concluded.
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