Daisy Coleman who was raped as a teen and featured in Netflix's ‘Audrie & Daisy’ dies by suicide at 23
Daisy Coleman who appeared in Netflix’s ‘Audrie & Daisy’ has died by suicide, her mother confirmed. She was 23.
Coleman was part of the 2016 Netflix documentary ‘Audrie & Daisy’, which about an alleged rape. Her mother Melinda told TMZ that the youngster took her life Tuesday night, August 4. Her lifeless body was found after police do a welfare check on Melinda’s request. "She was my best friend and amazing daughter. I think she had to make make it seem like I could live without her. I can’t. I wish I could have taken the pain from her!" the grieving mother said.
According to reports, Coleman - also an activist and artist - was allegedly raped in January 2012 when she was just 14. The suspects allegedly intoxicated her with alcohol, but no one was convicted into the eight-year-old case. The Netflix documentary followed the life of Coleman and her family after the alleged tragedy. It also explored the unsympathetic reaction of their community.
“She never recovered from what those boys did to her and it’s just not fair. My baby girl is gone,” Melinda said. The death of Coleman comes after her family suffered another big loss by losing her younger brother in a car accident in 2018.
After the 2012 alleged rape, Coleman co-founded the organization, SafeBAE. According to the organization’s site, its mission “is to end sexual assault among middle and high school students. As the only national peer-to-peer organization of our kind, we help promote culture change by giving teens the tools to become activists and shift school culture through raising awareness about dating violence, sexual harassment and assault, affirmative consent, safe bystander intervention, survivor care, and their rights under Title IX.”
Following Coleman’s death, the organization said it has "suffered an irreplaceable loss."