Maryville Rape Case Teen Attempts Suicide

Daisy Coleman was cyberbullied after accusing a high school senior of sexual assault

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Daisy Coleman was a cheerleader at Maryville High School in Maryville, Missouri. Matthew Barnett was on the football team.

Correction appended, Jan. 9 2014

The teenage girl at the center of the Missouri rape case that dominated headlines last year has been hospitalized after a Sunday night suicide attempt.

Daisy Coleman, who was 14 when she accused a prominent high school football player of rape in Maryville in January 2012, attempted to take her own life Sunday night after her mother let her go to a party over the weekend. The teenager stayed at the party for just an hour, but her mother told Fox4 she was attacked on social media immediately afterwards.

Dr. Melinda Coleman told The Daily Mail her daughter checked Facebook after the party, and saw that some girls who had been her friends “decided to write something saying “you’re a fake and a phoney,” “you wanted it” and “you’re a slut” because she went to the party.”

“She has been through so much and she has done so little,” Dr. Coleman told the Mail. “All the other kids are out partying and doing all this stuff and she isn’t, she’s at home with me all the time. The second they see her at a party for five minutes drinking a Redbull it’s all over Facebook and they’re tearing her to smithereens.”

Coleman attempted to kill herself with a drug overdose, but her mother forced her to vomit and then rushed her to the hospital. She is in a stable condition, but may have sustained brain damage in the suicide attempt.

[Fox 4]

[The Daily Mail]

Correction: The original version of this story misstated the state where Maryville is.

10 comments
RickGrayson
RickGrayson

But isn't it quite a coincidence that Daisy's "suicide attempts" seem to occur every time the news media loses interest in paying Daisy and her mother for interviews?

T.Penni
T.Penni

You can only blame men so much... Women can be vicious and just as traumatizing as the rape itself.   The kid should be prosecuted, and sentenced accordingly,  and all of those girl who victim shamed should be made to take an ethics coarse if nothing else..., 

WilliamBramblett
WilliamBramblett

I think any of the little twits who tweeted such BS about this girl after the party should be expelled immediately.

FreidaPotter
FreidaPotter

How awful. I hope the new investigation into Daisy Coleman's rape goes forward. That Daisy recovers from this suicide attempt and find the help she needs. She is a super-duper brave girl.


Matthew Barnet, who allegedly raped Daisy? Should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Matthew Barnet, whose name is all over the web for allegedly raping a little girl and dumping her to freeze on her mom's doorstep? Will forever be associated with his VILE act, thanks the wonderfulness that is google. Every time Matthew Barnet applies for a job or asks a cute girl out, he will be googled!! The kids who are bullying Daisy for having the temerity to live her life after a horrible assault? Should be disciplined.

rjharman13
rjharman13

Maryville Missouri. Do your research.

ScallywagNYC
ScallywagNYC

Which begs the question, what will it finally take before justice for Daisy Coleman is finally delivered so she and others like her can attempt to live their lives without the ever constant intimidation and  undercurrent of thought that they existing simply as females are the cause of their own sexual demise. 


Daisy's mom, Melinda has since come out to tell that she feels abandoned by the community and is planning to leave the area in the not too distant future.... 


http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2014/01/daisy-coleman-suicide-attempt-hospital-possible-brain-injury/

kvhsports
kvhsports

@RickGrayson My guess the reason of the timing of the suicide attempts is that it is the time she is ACTUALLY absorbing everything but it is literally impossible to take it all in. Suicide attempts are not to gain attention, they are a indirect call that the person needs help.

Jenny101
Jenny101

@ScallywagNYC As a responsible mother she should have left pretty much immediately, making her daughter live in a small town in the aftermath of a brutal rape, was likely to have this effect. Two years surrounded by the same faces whilst the guy who has assaulted her got no punishment at all. When you have kids, they become your life, she should have moved immediately to preserve her daughters sanity.


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