Daisy Coleman's Family to Start a Rehab Center for Trauma Victims

In an essay published on xoJane Monday by Melinda Coleman, the mother of the girl at the center of the closed Maryville rape case reveals further details about her daughter Daisy's recent suicide attempt, the harassment the family has experienced and their plans to open a rehabilitation center for young people who… » 1/20/14 1:30pm 1/20/14 1:30pm

Alleged Rapist of Daisy Coleman Gets 2 Years Probation

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Thursday that Matthew Barnett would not be charged with the rape of teen Daisy Coleman, almost exactly two years to the day Coleman was reportedly left alone and intoxicated on her front steps by Barnett. Barnett was, however, charged with endangering the welfare… » 1/09/14 4:30pm 1/09/14 4:30pm

Jock Culture Isn't Rape Culture When Women Are Playing Sports

Lizzy Seeberg, Daisy Coleman, the Steubenville rape victim — all three young women were targeted by young men who had two things in common: they felt entitled to the bodies of women regardless of whether the women consented to sexual contact, and all were athletes. But a similar attitude about having a sexual "right"… » 10/28/13 4:48pm 10/28/13 4:48pm

Maybe Maryville Will Be Different From Steubenville. Here's Hoping.

When the recent rape case to come out of Maryville, Missouri was first announced, it immediately garnered comparisons to Steubenville, Ohio, and for good reason: many details of the cases appeared strikingly similar. But after almost 500 people attended a rally for Daisy Coleman in Maryville, Missouri outside the… » 10/23/13 11:30am 10/23/13 11:30am

Maryville's Daisy Coleman: 'I'm different now...I can't ever go back'

On Friday, xoJane published an essay written by Daisy Coleman, one of two girls at the center of the firestorm that is the Maryville rape case. The details of Coleman's story are much the same as they've been told before, but now they're fully in her own words, in almost excrutiating detail. And also, she's thanking a… » 10/18/13 1:30pm 10/18/13 1:30pm

After Steubenvillesque Outcry, Maryville Rape Case Will Be Reopened

Thus far, many of the major issues in the Maryville, MO rape case have been attributed by the Coleman family as the fault of Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice. Well on Wednesday, Kansas City local news station KCTV reported that Rice had asked the judge to promote a special prosecutor to the case because "the… » 10/17/13 10:25am 10/17/13 10:25am

Maryville Mom Says More Girls Came Forward With Tales of Assault

Fresh off the internet uproar surrounding the Kansas City Star article about their family, mother Melinda Coleman and her daughter Daisy went on CNN's Erin Burnett Out Front Monday evening. Daisy slowly and carefully retold some of the graphic details of her alleged assault by the hands of Matthew Barnett, then a high… » 10/15/13 10:00am 10/15/13 10:00am

Is Maryville, Missouri the Next Steubenville?

The worst and most frustrating story you'll read about rape in America this week took place in Maryville, Missouri. It involves two young teenage girls who were raped by high school football players while drunk. One was left abandoned in freezing temperatures on her front lawn, passed out. Her rape was videotaped. And… » 10/14/13 4:30pm 10/14/13 4:30pm