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Heartbroken mother of Daisy Coleman reveals the 23-year-old killed herself after finding out she couldn't have children - and infertility may have been caused by the teen rape ordeal she spoke about in Netflix's Audrie & Daisy documentary (12 Pics)

The heartbroken mother of Daisy Coleman revealed that her daughter killed herself shortly after learning she couldn't have children and that it was likely she couldn't conceive because of the rape she suffered as a teenager. 
Coleman, who opened up about her teen rape ordeal in the 2016 Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy, died on August 4 after shooting herself while on FaceTime with her on/off boyfriend. 
Her mother Melinda told The Sun that the 23-year-old had been told by doctors weeks before her death that she would never be able to conceive.   

She also claims her daughter had a stalker who had been harassing her by text since December and who Daisy had filed a police report about just hours before she died.
Melinda Coleman revealed that her daughter Daisy, pictured together above, killed herself shortly after learning she couldn't have children and that her infertility was likely caused by the rape she suffered as a teenager and spoke about in Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy
Melinda Coleman revealed that her daughter Daisy, pictured together above, killed herself shortly after learning she couldn't have children and that her infertility was likely caused by the rape she suffered as a teenager and spoke about in Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy
Daisy Coleman, 23, died on August 4 after shooting herself while on FaceTime with her on/off boyfriend. She had spoken about her teen rape ordeal in Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy
Daisy Coleman, 23, died on August 4 after shooting herself while on FaceTime with her on/off boyfriend. She had spoken about her teen rape ordeal in Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy
Coleman's mother Melinda
Daisy Coleman is pictured
Coleman's mother Melinda, pictured left, revealed she died just weeks after learning she couldn't have children and hours after reporting a stalker. Daisy Coleman is pictured, right
'It was two weeks ago, it feels like it's been a really long time, and like it's been no time at all, if that makes sense,' Melinda told The Sun.
'She was my best friend, and she would say the same, we talked every day. We were really close.
'I really thought we were past this [her feeling suicidal], in my heart, but then she got hit with a lot of stuff recently.
'She just found out weeks before that she couldn't have children. She was very upset about that.'
She said doctors placed the blame on her 'brutal' rape when she was a 14-year-old. 
'That just shows how brutal it was, and they were trying to say it was consensual, that's what really gets me.' 
Her mother said that Daisy had lately been concentrating on releasing music and on her follow-up documentary 'Saving Daisy' but in recent weeks was receiving increasing harassment from a stalker. 
She claims the person showed up to Daisy's house a day before she died but they had been texting her for months. 
'She told me that he kept saying he was going to take her to Miami and put her into sexual slavery,' Melinda revealed. 'And she said she'd rather die than that.
'I kept saying, "Then Daisy, let me come get you", but I don't know, I look back at it, it was so confusing.
'She called me, she was hysterical, whoever this was was locking and unlocking the door from the outside,' she said of the day the person allegedly showed up at her door. 
'She was my best friend,' mom Melinda said of Daisy, pictured together above
'She was my best friend,' mom Melinda said of Daisy, pictured together above
Daisy, pictured, had also been struggling to cope with the deaths of her dad and brother, her mother revealed. Her younger brother died in a car accident just last year
 Daisy, pictured, had also been struggling to cope with the deaths of her dad and brother, her mother revealed. Her younger brother died in a car accident just last year
Daisy Coleman had tried to take her own life numerous times since the ordeal in 2012
Daisy Coleman
Daisy Coleman had tried to take her own life numerous times since the ordeal in 2012
'They were running their nails down the door. I told her to put the sofa against the door and keep the dog out and that would protect her.
'She was afraid to call the police because she said it was bad in Denver with the rioting and stuff and she didn't want to call over something like that.'
She said that police carried out a welfare check on Daisy the next day, the day she died, and she filed a police report about the stalker but they deemed her safe and left. 
'She wasn't in her right mind. I was basically begging her to stay with me,' Melinda told The Sun. 
Later that day, Melinda was forced to call for a second welfare check on her daughter around 8.40pm when Daisy shot herself while speaking to her boyfriend.    
Daisy had been a vocal advocate for rape survivors and continued to campaign for them
Daisy had been a vocal advocate for rape survivors and continued to campaign for them
She is said to have asked her family to continue her work for victims of rape
She is said to have asked her family to continue her work for victims of rape
Melinda revealed that Daisy had also been struggling to cope with the deaths of her dad and brother in the lead up to her suicide. 
Tragedy struck the family last year when her younger brother died in a car accident. She was raped a few years after her father Dr Michael Coleman was killed in a car crash.
Melinda said that Daisy had not been able to see her regular psychologist which was also affecting her. 
'It'd been three years since she had been bad where I had to watch her all the time,' Melinda explained.
'Before, I literally made her sleep with me. I didn't let her close the bathroom door for a long time.
'But the last week, all the stuff going on with the rallies, she was late getting to the psychiatrist and they wouldn't see her,' she added.
'She called me from there crying saying, "I really needed to see her today and she won't see me".
'It just seems like it turned into a perfect storm.'
She added that Daisy had asked the family to carry on her work with rape victims. 
Melinda said that Daisy, pictured was working on releasing music and her follow-up documentary 'Saving Daisy'
Melinda said that Daisy, pictured was working on releasing music and her follow-up documentary 'Saving Daisy'
'She left a message to me that she wanted Charlie [her older brother] and I to continue working on her mission [with rape survivors], which we will,' Melinda said. 
'One of the last things she said to me was, "I just want you to be proud of me" I was always proud of her.' 
Coleman appeared in Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy and spoke about how she was plied with alcohol in 2012 and raped in a Missouri house at the age of 14 but no one was ever convicted. 
Coleman, then 14, and her best friend Paige Parkhurst, 13, were raped in the basement of one of the high school's most popular footballers, the scion of a well-connected political family.
Much of what happened on the night of January 8, 2012 is undisputed.
At around 1 a.m. Daisy and Paige were having a sleepover at Daisy's house when they decided to sneak out - at the invitation of Matthew Barnett. His friends Jordan Zech Nick Groumoutis and Cole Forney were also present.
Daisy's brother, Charlie regarded Groumoutis as his best friend but was wary of Barnett. He told her not to text him but she ignored him. 
Almost immediately the girls were separated. Barnett admitted having sex with Daisy - 14 is the age of consent in the state of Missouri - but said it was consensual and that Daisy did not drink heavily until afterwards.
Daisy recalled being offered a drink from what the boys called the 'bitch cup' - a tall shot glass - then being offered a second and not remembering anything after that.
He used Nick Groumoutis's cell phone to record but claimed he thought they were just 'dry humping'. The video was deleted - after reportedly being passed around the school - but never retrieved by law enforcement.
Picture shows Daisy Coleman, left, age 14, and Paige, right, age 13 shortly before they were both raped in the early hours of January 9, 2012. Daisy's rapist was not convicted
Picture shows Daisy Coleman, left, age 14, and Paige, right, age 13 shortly before they were both raped in the early hours of January 9, 2012. Daisy's rapist was not convicted
Matthew Barnett was convicted on a charge of child endangerment
Matthew Barnett was convicted on a charge of child endangerment
Daisy Coleman is photographed in her room on October 16, 2013 at age 16
Daisy Coleman is photographed in her room on October 16, 2013 at age 16
Paige's rapist confessed and was convicted in juvenile court, but it was only after a second investigation that Daisy's alleged rapist was convicted in adult court on the lesser charge of child endangerment.
After the Netflix documentary aired, Daisy said she found it hard to listen to then Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White's clear belief that Daisy and Paige were somehow as culpable as the boys. He also slipped a note to the camera that 'teenage girls lie'. 
Coleman had tried to kill herself at least four times in the past.
She suffered victim blaming from the community. T-shirts worn by people in her dance class read: ' 'Matt 1: Daisy 0.'
Social media exploded with hateful hashtags, branding Daisy a 'skank' a 'whore' and a 'liar.'
Coleman ended up self-harming and carved the name of the alleged rapist into her skin.
They had moved to Maryville, Missouri from Albany, Missouri, some 40 miles away, in 2009 hoping to make new and better memories. 
In 2013 their house was burned down in a fire that her mother Melinda believes was deliberate. 
For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.

5 comments:

  1. Just because you can't have kids is no excuse to off yourself. There are plenty of men out there that look for a woman that can't or doesn't want kids, especially in todays world. There is a lot more to life than having kids and if it's that important there is always adoption.

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  2. She killed herself because she was cray-cray. The mother should hang her head in shame.

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  3. She is with Baphomet now.

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