Daughter bullied to death, says heartbroken mother

by Mark O'Brien
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Nicole Fox Fenton's mother Jackie told 98fm's Adrian Kennedy that Nicole took her own life due to relentless bullying

The mother of a young Clondalkin woman who died by suicide has said that her daughter was bullied to death.

Nicole Fox Fenton (21) died in Tallaght Hospital on Thursday, January 18.

Her heartbroken mother Jackie Fox spoke to Adrian Kennedy on 98FM’s Dublin Talks last week.

During an emotional and heart-breaking interview Jackie spoke about how her daughter, nicknamed ‘CoCo’ took her own life due to jealous bullies who had tormented Nicole in a bullying campaign that had been going on for years.

Jackie said of Nicole: “She was the most loving, caring, most beautiful daughter anyone could ever want.”

With Kennedy breaking into tears during the interview, Jackie discussed how Nicole was tormented by bullies who burned her with cigarettes, assaulted her in clubs and spread lies about her sexual activity on social media: all because the bullies were jealous of her.

“It got to one stage where Nicole used to go down and say she’d come out of the toilet and some would elbow her right to the ground,” she said.

The bullying got so bad that Nicole openly spoke to her mother about wanting to die but mentioned that the only reason for her staying alive was her mother.

Speaking on her daughter’s last day of life, Jackie commented on how the last thing she said to Nicole was ‘I love you’, to which she got an ‘I love you’ back.

Jackie described the heartache she is experiencing at her daughter’s passing and why more needs to be done to stop bullying, which can lead to disastrous effects on innocent victims that are tormented by bullies.

Kennedy commended Jackie for bravely speaking out and condemned the bullies who tormented Nicole.

“This is so important that this message gets out there that bullying people is not acceptable, is not a joke, is not funny and can lead to somebody dying,” he said.

Jackie and her family are currently liaising with gardai and say they are determined to bring Nicole’s bullies to justice.

Kennedy, along with a huge amount of listeners who called and messaged in during the show, gave Jackie their sincerest condolences for her inconceivable loss and wished her courage and support in her journey to find justice for her daughter.

If you have been affected by any issues in this article, please contact the Samaritans (116 123) or Pieta House (1800 247 247).

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