Danielle Bregoli, better known as the “Cash Me Outside” girl after her appearance on Dr. Phil made her an internet meme-celebrity, recently defended her mom after footage emerged of the two involved in what looked like a violent domestic brawl.
The disturbing video showed Bregoli, who recently inked a reality-TV deal, being pinned to the ground and called a “bitch” by her mother.
When 13-year-old Bregoli appeared on the execrable Dr. Phil (for a segment entitled “I Want to Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried to Frame Me for a Crime”) and became the icon of teenage delinquents everywhere after uttering her immortal line, her mom, Barbara Ann, was careful to play the part of despairing parent who had only tried their best.
When Danielle said, “Cash me outside, howbow dah?” her mother blamed it on her exposure to the “street.”
However the video of the pair cast a very different light on the dynamics of the mother-daughter relationship and the forces that may have molded Danielle.
There were calls for children’s advocates or police to investigate the cellphone footage—which Danielle has said was leaked by her former best friend.
Danielle defended her mom, telling a TMZ camera crew who accosted her in Beverly Hills: “Me and my mother are not fighting on the floor. We are play fighting. My ex-best friend took it to a whole other level. It wasn’t what it was at all. We were play fighting on the floor and I hit her too hard and she kind of pushed me on the floor. That’s all that happened.”
Danielle added, “People need to take their head out of shit they shouldn’t have their head in. My mother is not abusive, she doesn’t abuse me. I love my mother.”
However now the video is reportedly being looked at by police.
Law-enforcement sources in Boynton Beach, Florida, tell TMZ that the department has been made aware of the videos in which Barbara is shown striking her daughter—who was just 10 or 11 at the time—multiple times and calling her a bitch.
TMZ reports: “It appears someone filed a complaint against Barbara because when the video hit the Internet, cops said they would not investigate unless they were contacted by a complainant. It would seem Children Services will be involved soon... that’s protocol when the welfare of a child becomes an issue.”
It is believed the unsettling footage was shot three years ago.
Danielle, who is now said to be attempting to charge thousands of dollars for public appearances, was recently filmed getting into a fight in Florida bar.
Security-cam footage of the incident—which was triggered after one of her teenage friends allegedly threw ice cream at a bar patron—was posted on YouTube.According to a post accompanying the video, the woman at the center of the row had suggested that Bregoli was out past her curfew.Earlier this year, Danielle and her mother received a lifetime ban from an airline after punching a fellow passenger who she claimed had pushed her mom.