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Daisy Coleman From Audrie And Daisy Netflix Documentary Has Died Age 23

Daisy Coleman From Audrie And Daisy Netflix Documentary Has Died Age 23

Daisy Coleman, who starred the Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy, has tragically died at the age of 23.

The 2016 documentary explored three cases of alleged rape against teenage American girls, in 2011 and 2012.

It followed the allegations from Daisy that she was sexually assaulted by a high school student when she was just 14 years old on January 8, 2012, and the fallout that happened when she went public with the details.

The film's directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk described Daisy's experience as 'a modern-day Scarlet Letter story' as she was hounded by her community as well as on social media for airing what allegedly happened. No one was ever convicted of the sexual assault.

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Daisy's mother Melinda Coleman has revealed on Facebook that her beloved daughter took her own life.

She said: "She was my best friend and amazing daughter. I think she had to make it seem like I could live without her, I can't.

"I wish I could have taken the pain from her! She never recovered from what those boys did to her and it's just not fair. My baby girl is gone."

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After the alleged sexual assault, Daisy co-founded an organisation called SafeBAE, which aimed to end sexual assault for middle and high school students and helping survivors.

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The organisation has also confirmed the tragic suicide and praised Daisy for the hard work she did.

SafeBAE wrote on Twitter: "As press are beginning to reach out, we wanted to release a statement so that we can all remember her for the legacy of her work: Through our shock and sadness, we are releasing a statement about our loss of Daisy.

"As all of our supporters know, Daisy has fought for many years to both heal from her assault and prevent future sexual violence among teens.

"She was our sister in this work and much of the driving force behind it. We were not just a non-profit team, but a family."

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In 2013, she wrote about how the backlash to her allegations felt like a 'long, reckless winter' and she found it difficult to move on with her life. Four years later, she told the Daily Mail that she had forgiven her alleged rapist and she didn't hold any more resentment to them.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.