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Maryville family driven from town after daughter Daisy Coleman, 14,...

There are 152 comments on the Daily Mail story from Oct 15, 2013, titled Maryville family driven from town after daughter Daisy Coleman, 14,.... In it, Daily Mail reports that:

Girl whose family were driven out of town after she claimed she was raped by a teenage footballer says his family's political links were to blame Melinda Coleman says she and her family had to leave Maryville, Missouri, after intense backlash when her daughter said she was raped at a party Daisy Coleman was left intoxicated on her porch in ... (more)

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Anon

Decatur, GA

#1 Oct 15, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about this. I had a similar experience when I was around your age. It got around school and while I received a lot of support from some, others made my life almost unbearable. I was repeatedly accused of lying, even though I never told anyone anything about it because I never remembered what happened. People called me names and said I just wanted attention. They 5 guys who did that to me never went to trial. The charges were dropped because of a technicality. Since then, I have hoped and hoped that no one else would have to go through what i did, even though I knew it would happen again. Unfortunately, you aren't alone. There are others who have been through that same ordeal and can support you. I'd rather not disclose my name, but just know that another girl from a small town in Georgia felt what you feel and is praying for you. It doesn't last forever and it definitely gets better. Don't give up. Stay strong. We can't see ourselves as victims, we have to speak out and to what we can to keep these things from happening again. I really hope it gets easier for you, Daisy. It did for me and its worth it to stick it out.
Caite Bug

Prairie Village, KS

#2 Oct 15, 2013
Maybe Daisy Coleman is not as innocent as many are quick to believe, even without any facts or really thinking about it. The fact that she called whatever she was drinking "clear stuff" when she likely knew damn-well what she was drinking i......s a possible sign of her feigning naivety. Trust me, I was once 14! Some young girls, especially the type to party, have a sociopathic slant and will manipulate adults greatly, even to the extent it hurts or puts an unfair amount of blame on another person, even if it lands them in prison. Not wanting to own up to your irresponsible behavior, especially as a kid, can be powerful. Besides, weren't the boys (these are just kids) drunk and stupid too?

Look up the crying-wolf of Kelsey Stelting from Independence, KS, just to see an example of exactly how manipulative a privledged young girl can be.

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/14/4553693/...
onlooker

Poplar Bluff, MO

#3 Oct 15, 2013
Caite Bug wrote:
Maybe Daisy Coleman is not as innocent as many are quick to believe, even without any facts or really thinking about it. The fact that she called whatever she was drinking "clear stuff" when she likely knew damn-well what she was drinking i......s a possible sign of her feigning naivety. Trust me, I was once 14! Some young girls, especially the type to party, have a sociopathic slant and will manipulate adults greatly, even to the extent it hurts or puts an unfair amount of blame on another person, even if it lands them in prison. Not wanting to own up to your irresponsible behavior, especially as a kid, can be powerful. Besides, weren't the boys (these are just kids) drunk and stupid too?
Look up the crying-wolf of Kelsey Stelting from Independence, KS, just to see an example of exactly how manipulative a privledged young girl can be.
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/14/4553693/...
You have put this on every post so I assume you were one of the"boys"
Caitlin Buelt

United States

#4 Oct 15, 2013
I'm a kisses giver.
Anon

Decatur, GA

#5 Oct 15, 2013
Caite Bug wrote:
Maybe Daisy Coleman is not as innocent as many are quick to believe, even without any facts or really thinking about it. The fact that she called whatever she was drinking "clear stuff" when she likely knew damn-well what she was drinking i......s a possible sign of her feigning naivety. Trust me, I was once 14! Some young girls, especially the type to party, have a sociopathic slant and will manipulate adults greatly, even to the extent it hurts or puts an unfair amount of blame on another person, even if it lands them in prison. Not wanting to own up to your irresponsible behavior, especially as a kid, can be powerful. Besides, weren't the boys (these are just kids) drunk and stupid too?
Look up the crying-wolf of Kelsey Stelting from Independence, KS, just to see an example of exactly how manipulative a privledged young girl can be.
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/14/4553693/...
I knew what I was drinking. Doesn't change the fact that I was unconscious and doesn't change te fact that it was rape. What happened wasn't her fault. Yeah, she shouldn't have been drinking, but that doesn't mean that she deserved to be assaulted.
Caite Bug

United States

#6 Oct 16, 2013
Anon wrote:
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I knew what I was drinking. Doesn't change the fact that I was unconscious and doesn't change te fact that it was rape. What happened wasn't her fault. Yeah, she shouldn't have been drinking, but that doesn't mean that she deserved to be assaulted.
Let me ask you this. What evidence, proof, or facts do you have that would suggest, without a reasonable doubt, that Daisy Coleman was assaulted? How do you know she is not lying or holding back info? Quite frankly, I think it's quite clear that she is feigning naivety and using it to her advantage, and that is sociopathic.
Franklin Mint

Kennett, MO

#7 Oct 16, 2013
Caite Bug wrote:
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Let me ask you this. What evidence, proof, or facts do you have that would suggest, without a reasonable doubt, that Daisy Coleman was assaulted? How do you know she is not lying or holding back info? Quite frankly, I think it's quite clear that she is feigning naivety and using it to her advantage, and that is sociopathic.
Have you even bothered to read the original article by the Kansas City Star? It is pretty clear cut that this girl was drunk and passed out when this boy had sex with her. He admitted he had sex with her. Her blood alcohol was well over the legal limit, therefore she was unable to give consent. Some guy had sex with her while she was passed out, she didn't have a choice, that is rape. Why is this such a hard concept for you to understand??
Seriously

Kansas City, MO

#8 Oct 16, 2013
"Mrs. Coleman told CNN she was approached by several other girls in the aftermath of her daughter's rape report, who also claimed 'the same thing happened to them with the same group of boys'.

She said she told the sheriff who revealed as many as ten girls had reported similar events, but he later claimed they were all liars".

So "Caite Bug" are they all as you say "lying"? Did the video lie? The witnesses?

You say you have no connection to this case, if that is true then what have you or a loved one been accused of in your life that you feel you so desperately need to defend these rapist?
Caite Bug

United States

#9 Oct 16, 2013
Did a video even ever exist?
Caite Bug

United States

#10 Oct 16, 2013
Anon wrote:
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I knew what I was drinking. Doesn't change the fact that I was unconscious and doesn't change te fact that it was rape. What happened wasn't her fault. Yeah, she shouldn't have been drinking, but that doesn't mean that she deserved to be assaulted.
Well, if you feigned naivety and pretended like you didn't know what you drink, that would indicate you were not honest.
Seriously

Kansas City, MO

#11 Oct 16, 2013
"Felony charges were also dropped against another 17-year-old senior in Maryville, Mo., who used a friend's iPhone to record a video clip of the grandson of Rex Barnett, a powerful former Republican state representative, having sex with the girl".

This was from USA Today and I have read several other news stories that say the same. Also that the iPhone was taken by police along other items.
Just wondering

Branson, MO

#12 Oct 16, 2013
What is the Price of Justice in Maryville, Mo?

Or perhaps the price of injustice..........

Since: Sep 13

Tipp City, OH

#13 Oct 16, 2013
Ok so if a guy knows he's drinking, and he's not 'so innocent' you're saying its ok if he gets raped?

Funny how things suddenly change when viewed from the opposite.
guest

Tulsa, OK

#14 Oct 16, 2013
Seriously wrote:
Also that the iPhone was taken by police along other items.
No doubt it's been destroyed by now.
Mojo Man

Chatsworth, GA

#15 Oct 16, 2013
never destroyed if it was taped, it's on a cell phone provider's server somewhere...........doent matter if the taper deleted it............it's somewhere, just need a court order to retrieve it,
Caite Bug

United States

#16 Oct 16, 2013
Mojo Man wrote:
never destroyed if it was taped, it's on a cell phone provider's server somewhere..........doent matter if the taper deleted it..........it's somewhere, just need a court order to retrieve it,
It sounds like it will be found then. Should make prosecution easier.

So are the corrupt local officials going to be charged, convicted, and send to prison too?
take responsibility

Carmel, IN

#17 Oct 17, 2013
Anon wrote:
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I knew what I was drinking. Doesn't change the fact that I was unconscious and doesn't change te fact that it was rape. What happened wasn't her fault. Yeah, she shouldn't have been drinking, but that doesn't mean that she deserved to be assaulted.
If you choose to go out drinking with a stranger, that's your stupidity. I was nearly date raped too but I did NOT get drunk. I was at a party in college where there was a lot of drinking. I was alone for a short time with a guy who was drunk and who apparently got a little crazy when he did.He tried to rape me but I pushed him away and left. I tore my dress and that was it. The next day I told every one of my sorority sisters about it and he had to apologize to the entire house. He didn't remember the incident. Point is-don't get drunk around guys. You don't let anyone come near your glass. There are enough sad stories out there to educate even the dumbest slat.
take responsibility

Carmel, IN

#18 Oct 17, 2013
Seriously wrote:
"Felony charges were also dropped against another 17-year-old senior in Maryville, Mo., who used a friend's iPhone to record a video clip of the grandson of Rex Barnett, a powerful former Republican state representative, having sex with the girl".
This was from USA Today and I have read several other news stories that say the same. Also that the iPhone was taken by police along other items.
If the media can tie a Republican to anything criminal, the media and the hactivists will give it their all.

This is just another story of a girl who was 'pre gaming' in her room prior to sneaking out to party with a bunch of drunken guys. Come on! What idiot does that? The only girls I knew who did that kind of thing were girls who planned to have sex.
take responsibility

Carmel, IN

#19 Oct 17, 2013
Franklin Mint wrote:
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Have you even bothered to read the original article by the Kansas City Star? It is pretty clear cut that this girl was drunk and passed out when this boy had sex with her. He admitted he had sex with her. Her blood alcohol was well over the legal limit, therefore she was unable to give consent. Some guy had sex with her while she was passed out, she didn't have a choice, that is rape. Why is this such a hard concept for you to understand??
I don't think they could have tested her blood alcohol that night since she didn't go to the hospital until the next day. While I agree rapists should be punished, I am bothered by this attitude the girl plays no part in it. We still do not know if she intended to have sex before she got to the party. She was drinking in her room prior to sneaking out. What did she think was going to happen sneaking out in the middle of the night to see a bunch of drunken guys? Seriously. Her own brother warned her. I think she should take some responsibility for this too.
Seriously

Kansas City, MO

#20 Oct 17, 2013
I knew plenty of 14 year old girls who might drink but not one of them was sexually active. Just because that is your story doesn't mean it's the same for every other minor out there. Even if she wanted to, it was and is against the law. Basically with what you are saying, it was your fault were almost raped and would have been your fault if you were because you shouldn't have been at the party? Maybe you should have spent a little more time in class and less time at parties? That is insane!

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