Daisy Coleman

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Daisy Coleman
Born
Catherine Daisy Coleman

(1997-03-30)March 30, 1997
DiedAugust 4, 2020(2020-08-04) (aged 23)
Cause of deathSuicide
Education Maryville High School
Alma materMissouri Valley College
OccupationActivist
Known for
AwardsCinema Eye Honor (2016)

Catherine Daisy Coleman (March 30, 1997 – August 4, 2020) was an American women's rights activist. Her experience of sexual assault at the age of 14 was featured in the 2016 documentary movie Audrie & Daisy.

Coleman co-founded the nonprofit organization, SafeBAE aimed at preventing sexual assault in schools.

In January 2012, Matthew Barnett, 17, was arrested for the rape and sexual assault of Coleman, a 14-year-old girl.[1] However, the case was dropped by the county prosecutor. Many believe it was dropped because Barnett's grandfather was state representative Rex Barnett.[2][3]

Coleman died by suicide on August 4, 2020 at the age of 23.[4][5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kemp, Joe. "Missouri teen writes about allegedly being raped by grandson of politician and target in Maryville community". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  2. Arnett, Dugan (October 12, 2013). Nightmare in Maryville: Teens’ sexual encounter ignites a firestorm against family, The Kansas City Star
  3. "Why Was the Maryville Rape Case Dropped?". KCUR. July 11, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  4. Dickson, E. J. (2020-08-05). "Daisy Coleman of 'Audrie and Daisy' Dead by Suicide at 23". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  5. "Daisy Coleman from Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy dies aged 23". The Independent. 2020-08-05. Retrieved 2020-08-05.[permanent dead link]
  6. "Subject of 'Audrie & Daisy' Documentary Dies by Suicide". The New York Times. August 5, 2020. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-05.[permanent dead link]