The woman who told her case in “Audrie & Daisy” committed suicide on Tuesday. Her mother, who confirmed the news, found her body.
Daisy Coleman, a rape survivor who starred in a Netflix documentary, has died at age 23.
The woman who gave her testimony – along with two other cases of rape, abuse, and cyberbullying – in 2016’s “Audrie & Daisy,” committed suicide, her mother confirmed.
Melinda found her daughter’s body Tuesday night.
” She was my best friend and an amazing daughter. I think she had to make it look like I could live without her. I can’t. I wish I had taken away her pain!” The mother said in a statement provided by TMZ .
Daisy was 14 years old when she was raped at a party at a Missouri home in January 2012, after being drugged with alcohol.
No one was ever convicted of the crime.
“Audrie & Daisy” followed up with the young woman and her family as they dealt with the trauma of the abuse and the hostile reaction their community had.
“She never got over what those kids did to her and it’s just not fair. My baby is gone,” Melinda said.
In 2019, the family also lost Daisy’s younger brother in a car accident.
Audrie Pott, another of the protagonists of the Netflix documentary, committed suicide 10 days after the abuse, in September 2012.
After publicizing her case, Daisy Coleman co-founded the organization SafeBAE, to end sexual assault among middle and high school students, and thus help the survivors of these cases.
The NGO expressed its sadness, assuring that “we have suffered an irreplaceable loss. “