What happened to Daisy Coleman and how did she die?

DAISY Coleman rose to fame after featuring on Netflix's documentary Audrie and Daisy in 2016.

The gifted star tragically died in August 2020 from a self-inflicted gun shot wound while on a FaceTime call to her boyfriend.

Who was Daisy Coleman?

Daisy was a 23-year-old from Missouri in the US.

She was commended for her bravery when she appeared in the 2016 Netflix's documentary Audrie and Daisy – Audrie sadly passed away in 2012 after committing suicide.

The documentary followed Daisy and her family dealing with the trauma of her alleged rape at a house party.

Daisy's experience as a sexual assault survivor prompted her to create the sexual assault prevention organisation SafeBAE (or Safe Before Anyone Else).

What happened to Daisy Coleman?

Daisy alleged she was raped at a party in Maryville, Missouri, in 2012, when she was just 14 years old while another boy recorded the encounter on his phone.

For hours following the attack, she was left outside in just a T-shirt in freezing temperatures.

Her alleged assailant, then-19-year-old Matthew Barnett, the grandson of a former Republican state representative, was arrested and charged with felony sexual assault, which was later dropped and led to a lesser, misdemeanour charge of endangerment of a minor.

He was ultimately sentenced to four months in jail, which was commuted to just two years probation, and was forced to pay $1,800 (£1,300) to Daisy in restitution.

After Daisy's allegation was made public, she said she was relentlessly bullied at school, leading her to attempt suicide when she was 16 years old

When did Daisy Coleman die?

According to her mother, Melinda, Daisy took her own life on August 4, 2020, TMZ reported.

"She was my best friend and amazing daughter," Melinda said in a Facebook post at the time.

"I think she had to make it seem like I could live with out her. I can't. I wish I could have taken the pain from her!"

Melinda added: "I know you only stayed here for me after Tristan died. I know your soul weep to leave.

"I begged you to stay with me. I understand that you stayed as long as you could."

Daisy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on August 4, 2020.

Daisy's body was discovered at an apartment in Lakewood, Colorado, after her mother requested police do a welfare check.

Cops were called to do a check on a "possible suicidal party," Police Department spokesperson John Romero told TMZ.

But Daisy spoke with officers and crisis prevention paramedics for more than an hour – and never said or did anything indicating she wanted to harm herself, police said.

However, hours later at 8.30pm, cops reportedly got a call from a female friend in the same apartment building saying that Daisy had shot herself.

Daisy's mother Melinda later publicly confirmed her death.

Tragically, just months after the death of her daughter, Melinda, 58, took her own life on December 6, 2020.

 

 

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