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Daisy Coleman Suicide Attempt: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Daisy Coleman, the teenager who was run out of the town of Maryville, Missouri, after accusing a local football star Matthew Barnett of raping her, was rushed to hospital on the night of January 5, reports Fox Kansas City.

Daisy Coleman, Bullied Teen Rape Victim: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

Daisy Coleman is the Missouri teen who was raped, bullied and run out of town. A local football hero, grandson of the state representative, saw his charges dropped for "lack of evidence."

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Here’s that you need to know:


1. Daisy May Have Brain Damage

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Her mother, Melinda, has said that her daughter is suffering from a brain injury caused by a suicide attempt. Latest reports indicate that Daisy Coleman is recovering at a children’s psychiatric hospital in Kansas City. She is said to be in stable condition.


2. She Was Called a ‘Slut’ on Friday Night by Girls She Thought Were Her Friends

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On January 4, her mother Melinda, said that her daughter attended a party with a friend for about an hour. When she returned home she was met with a string of abuse on her Facebook page from “friends.” The comments ranged from calling her a “hypocrite” to a “slut.” The basis for the attack was that Daisy attended the party at all, according to The Daily Mail.

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3. Her Mother Is Demanding Action

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Her mother has called on the hacktivist group Anonymous to strike back for Daisy.

Paige Parkhurst, 2nd Maryville Rape Victim: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Paige Parkhurst, now 15, wants something very simple: justice for Daisy Coleman.

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4. The Rape Charges Pressed by Daisy Were Dropped Exactly a Year Ago

Matthew Barnett with Daisy Coleman

In January 2012, Daisy Coleman and a friend accused Matthew Barnett and another football player of raping them at a party. All charges were dropped against Barnett early in 2013, with Daisy’s family alleging that Barnett’s family connections had pulled strings to get him off the hook. After the charges disappeared, Coleman and her family were run out of town after a campaign of bullying and intimidation.

Matthew Barnett, One-Time Maryville Rape Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Matthew Barnett was once named as suspect in the rape of 14-year-old Daisy Coleman in Maryville, Missouri. The charge was dropped.

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5. Daisy & Her Mother Started a National Campaign For Justice

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Since the allegations garnered national media attention, Daisy and her mother became public figures, appearing on talkshows and news programmes to discuss their ordeal.

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