Daisy Coleman: Assault Survivor In Netflix Film Takes Her Own Life

Her mother said that Daisy Coleman, a sexual assault victim advocate and the subject of Netflix's documentary Audrie & Daisy, had committed suicide by herself.

Ms Coleman, 23, was 14 years old when she claimed she was raped at a party in 2012 in Maryville, Missouri.

Her case attracted national attention when she spoke of being bullied after the incident, but the charge against the teenage boy she accused was dropped.

She was reportedly found dead after her mother called the police to check on her.

"She was my best friend and her wonderful daughter," her mother, Melinda Coleman, wrote on Facebook.

I guess she should have made it seem like I could live without her. I can not.

"I wish I could take the pain from her! She never recovered from what these boys did to her and this is not fair. My little boy is gone."

Mrs. Coleman alleged that she was assaulted while drunk by a 17-year-old boy, Matthew Barnett, at a house party in January 2012, when she was 14.

Her mother said she found her daughter the next morning, was left outside on the balcony, her hair wet and only wearing a T-shirt and sweatpants in sub-zero temperatures.

Barnett was charged with a felony sexual assault, but the case was eventually dropped. Ms. Coleman's family argued that this was due to the boy's family's local political connections.

Barnett pleaded guilty to a less serious charge of endangering the child, arguing that his sexual intercourse with Daisy was consensual.

The case of Mrs. Coleman sparked national debates on issues of teenage rape in the American justice system as well as the victim's blame and bullying. Ms. Coleman and her family eventually moved out of Maryville after threats and harassment at school.

She appeared in the award-winning Audrie & Daisy 2016 Netflix documentary, which highlighted bullying faced by teenage abuse victims.

The other girl in the movie, Audrey Bout, committed suicide in September 2012, days after she was sexually assaulted.

Ms Coleman helped co-found the non-profit organization SafeBae (before anyone else) to help prevent sexual assault in schools.

Sivpai said in a statement on Wednesday that the team was "shocked and shocked by her death".

"She had a lot of demons of coping and she was confronting and overcoming them all, but as many of you know, healing is not a straight path or any easy path. She has fought longer and harder than we will ever know."

The statement added that Mrs. Coleman worked to help the young survivors, and wanted them "to know that they are heard, important, loved, and there are places for them to get the help they need."

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