The tragic aftermath of a Missouri mother and daughter who boldly fought to push forward a sexual assault case to no avail provides perspective on the aftermath of a social justice effort and a horrific postscript of the #MeToo era.
Moreover, the story of this family overall is one of the most devastating dramas in American history. Through the years, many of her critics often overlooked that Daisy Coleman’s father was killed in a car crash when she was young and her brother Tristan tragically died in June 2018 in a car accident as well.
Daisy's suicide in August shocked her many fans and supporters but reminds us that documentary movie-making and overwrought editorials along with news reports only serve to chronicle troubled situations and don't really solve anything.
Over the years we exchanged a few emails with Melinda Coleman and while she initially held a great hatered for this blog community, she seemed to understand our mission in the discourse in our last few communications. Moreover, to the best of our ability we always attempted to offer some explanation and advice as to why social justice activists quickly disregarded her daughter's cause along with Internets opportunists. Melinda was deservedly skeptical of TKC but she also helped offer more insight through about half a dozen e-mails exchanged over the years and shared a fascinating perspective at the sense of abandonment people in the midst of social justice drama feel after the spotlight fades.
Here's horrible news . . .
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Melinda Coleman was found dead Sunday night ... according to SafeBAE, the sexual assault prevention and recovery organization co-founded by Daisy following her rape case.
The group says it's in "shock and disbelief" over her suicide, adding ... "The bottomless grief of losing her husband, Tristan and Daisy was more than she could face most days."
SafeBAE called Melinda a "gifted veterinarian, devoted mother and wife, and talented body builder," adding ... "More than anything, she loved and believed in her children."