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Matthew Barnett’s mother, Shirley Barnett breaks down: ‘My son is the the victim here.’

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Matthew Barnett and his mother Shirley.


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In a shocking breakdown, Matthew Barnett‘s mother, Shirley Barnett has stepped forward to tell that her ‘son is the real victim.’ 

The revelation comes courtesy via an exclusive with the UK’s dailymail, where the mother, Shirley Barnett goes on to reveal that her son, Matthew is now being ‘assassinated.’

Told Matthew Barnett’s mother: ‘The more you dig, you will get closer to the truth. It is not on the surface, you’re going to have to dig for it, unfortunately we can’t help with that because that is not our personality. 

‘I teach school and I teach people in my class, you treat people the way you want to be treated.’

The mother’s assertions come off the back of claims that Matthew Barnett’s charges being dropped came off the back of corruption and a cover up as well ties to a prominent political family, claims that Shirley Barnett vehemently denies.

Adding furore and hostility towards her son is the fact that since Daisy Coleman went on to claim she was raped at the hands of her son, her and her family went on to be subjected to bullying and harassment, something Shirley Barnett believes ought not to be attributable to her son.

Reacting to the fracas, Matthew Barnett’s grandfather, Rex Barnett, a prominent Republican State Representative before stepping down in 2002 went on to describe the events of the night as a case of ‘incorrigible teenagers’ just ‘doing what they wanted to do.’ Interestingly he went on to add: ‘There weren’t any consequences.’

Goes on to add Matthew Barnett’s father: ‘There are hundreds of cases across the nation. My kid is being assassinated. The way this has all been spun, for example my son being a football star, he was not a football star, he was a back up.’

Went on to tell Shirley Barnett of Melinda Coleman, the mother of Daisy Coleman who has gone on a media pow wow this week in search of justice for her daughter:

‘This whole thing is one sided because that is the way they have chosen it to be.’

Asked how her son is coping with all the attention, Shirley Barnett went on to say ‘he’s facing some major issues.’

‘Is Matthew OK? How can you go through this and be OK, you can’t go through this experience and be OK.’

‘You can’t have your picture plastered all over the world news and be portrayed as something when you known in your heart what happened and be OK. How can anybody in our family be OK over this’.


Since hacker group Anonymous has come into the fray, tensions have gone on to also escalate.

Told the group initially earlier this week:

‘We demand an immediate investigation into the handling by local authorities of (the victim’s) case. If Maryville won’t defend these young girls, if the police are too cowardly or corrupt to do their jobs, if the justice system has abandoned them, then we will have to stand for them. Mayor Jim Fall, your hands are dirty. Maryville, expect us.’

Since the case has received prominence, Shirley Barnett goes on to tell a number of online threats have also been made against residents of the town.

Told Matthew Barnett’s mother: ‘This is ridiculous. The city is not involved. There are people who have businesses in this town who have no relation to the case, no relation to us and people are harassing them.

There are Universities in the state with children from Maryville and they are having to be walked to class because of threats made over the internet, threats that are being made to them. It’s getting worse and worse.’

Then there was this comment on the web that made me wonder as well:

I feel for this girl, and the story states the other young man taped this on his phone – shouldn’t that answer all questions? We have a generation of mutant monsters and sadly one day they will be running this world. I wish young girls would not drink and put themselves in these positions, because apparently there are many people who won’t help a young girl, but use them and then constantly abuse them until they take their own life to end the torture. It is so disgusting what we have created and the parents who refuse to take responsiblity for their creation is even worse than the crimes their little (innocent baby) monsters commit!



  1. Her son isn’t the victim yet. He will be when someone does the right thing by hunting him down and chopping off his dick bobbit style.

  2. No, an examination by a doctor showed that she had sexual intercourse. There is no magical test that “shows rape”, and if you believe otherwise, you’re a fucking idiot. All a “rape kit” proves is sexual activity. Jesus fuck, I hope your stupid isn’t contagious.

  3. There’s no evidence she consented to the sex. IN fact, legally, being drunk implies that you cannot give consent and UNDER THE LAW, taking advantage of an individual in that state is RAPE.

  4. There’s no evidence to support that it was consensual. An examination by a doctor showed that it was rape. You probably don’t understand so let me explain it to you:
    When you are forcibly raped, it leaves marks in the forms of tearing.
    When sex is consensual there is no tearing.

    That boy deserves to have his life ruined.

  5. Oh absolutely, gosh don’t you just hate it when little girls get raped and then have the nerve to be upset about it? It’s her fault for being drunk and having a vagina.

  6. Alcohol was only used as a substance to incapacitate Daisy Coleman to facilitate assault. It was not the cause for what happened that night. The behavior of Matthew Barnett and his friends, as RAPISTS, was the cause of the rape. It is absurd to claim that a victim of rape is responsible for his/her own assault — as if anyone would elect to be assaulted.

  7. You’re disgusting. To blame a 14 year is absolutely twisted. He was 17, he was encouraging her to get to a point of being totally incoherent, and then he and his friends not only raped two MINORS, they filmed it. If you have no sympathy then you’re probably a rapist yourself and trying to reason with your own actions.

  8. No he deserves to go to prison for the amount of time the law states. Wishing rape on someone is wrong.

  9. Daisy set the stage for her own attack if she was actually attacked. She got drunk from her own stash of liquor in her closet. Texted the accused to come meet her after her brother told her not to have anything to do with this guy. Gave alcohol to her 13 year old friend Paige. Snuck out of the house at 1:00 in the morning to meet with a group of guys. Snuck into a basement. Drank unknown liquid from “the *itch cup.” Got tossed up and dropped off by the accused and wakes up damn near frozen on her doorstep. Yet, who does she blame for all of this? GOD!!!!! My sympathy level is at 0.

  10. Are you totally insane? I mean, I can’t even give you any advice here, you are a totally lost and broken person if you seriously think being drunk makes it her fault. And comparing it to drunk driving..really?Gosh, I loose hope for humanity knowing there are people like you out there.

  11. What kind of human being are you to expect a 14 year old to have the ability to make an informed consent decision? We have laws that generally put informed consent at the age of 16 based on poweful scientific evidence that one’s brain is not matured enough before that. You are condoning, enabling a culture of rape in taking your position and blaming the victim. A drunk 14 or 13 year old girl is repsonsible for consequences heaped on her by boys who are considered adults under the law? You compare these girls to drunk wife abusers? To drunk drivers? They are not old enough to get a driver’s license or old enough to be married. What kind of mind operates in such an uncivilized way?

  12. It doesn’t matter is she was drunk. He raped her. She was not raped because she was drunk. She was raped because HE WAS A RAPIST. HE is 100% responsible. Besides that, she was a CHILD. She cannot consent to sex. Again, he was 100% responsible.

  13. Are you insane? Drunk people can’t consent. She was 14. They left her battered and in the freezing weather to die. I don’t care what she drank. She’s not responsible because a group of men decided to RAPE her and her 13-year old friend.

  14. If this pretty boy goes to prison, pretty sure he’s gonna get raped in a** pretty often. Guess what? It’s his fault, he deserves it, and is 100% responsible

  15. Wow. Go read an article or two. This girl was incoherent and then dumped in the snow in 22 degree weather. She was fourteen. She could of died. Would that of been her fault too? All of the boys deserve jail time.

  16. You will never know what it’s like to live in fear as a woman. Scared a man will try to follow you home, can’t walk in certain areas, walking to your car with your keys between your fingers, scared to dress a certain way, carry pepper spray in your hand, can’t walk around along at night, can’t drink alcohol, watching your drink so a man won’t slip something into it. Sad part is that these things are so ingrained into our heads because of the fear of being raped. This girl didn’t asked to be raped. Maybe these failed parents should teach their sons to not rape. I’m glad this man will live a miserable life, now he has to live with the title of a rapist forever and that’s his consequence. This pretty boy will probably get raped in the a** in prison and he’s 100% responsible for it.

  17. She admitted she willingly drank it. Shes 100% responsible. Its not other people’s job to give you a breathalyzer after you agree to have sex. Drunk drivers are responsible for the people they kill, Drunk wife abusers are responsible for the people they hurt. Drunk girls who have sex are responsible for the consequences.

  18. The girl should be put in prison for a long time. Getting drunk having sex and regretting then crying rape is so incredibly wrong. You are ruining someone’s life and when you are exposed as a liar you are also creating a situation where people are less likely to believe real rape victims.

    This girl Daisy should get at least 20 years.

  19. Shirley, Your son, Matt is a rapist. He got the girl drunk then had sex with her without her consent. The poor kid (Daisy) has gone thru hell because of the things Matt has said about her and what he did to her. Your son deserves to go to prison. I don’t feel sorry for you, your family nor your son. Your family had connections and got the prosecuting attorney to drop the charges. There was evidence. I hope your son’s life falls apart. There are consequences to every person’s actions.

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