Danielle Peskowitz Bregoli—better known as the “Cash Me Outside” girl after her mouthy appearance on Dr. Phil last year went viral—has given her side of the story on social media Tuesday morning after she was allegedly pulled off a Spirit Airlines flight following an attack on another passenger.
Bregoli, who became an online celebrity after telling Dr. Phil to “cash me outside”—her mom explained that the phrase “means she’ll go outside and do what she has to do”—posted a video to her popular Facebook and Instagram pages this morning in which she appears to be explaining how that fight on a Spirit jet went down. TMZ reports that, according to law-enforcement sources, while Bregoli and her mother were boarding a Spirit Airlines flight Monday night from LAX, her mother, who is currently walking in a cast, “got into a dispute” with another passenger who felt Bregoli’s mother was taking too long boarding. “Danielle says the other woman put her hands on her mom, and that’s why she had to ‘cold-cock’ the allegedly impatient passenger, according to law enforcement,” reported TMZ. “After Danielle uncorked the punch, the alleged victim made a citizen’s arrest until police arrived and took all three off the plane. We’re told police agreed there was mutual combat, made no arrests, and everyone involved decided their lawyers would handle it from here.”
In her online video, using a pillow to represent the woman with whom she fought, Bregoli says that she only “hit her one time” and says that her mom “put her hands on her throat and pushed her back” after the woman challenged Bregoli, who is all of 13 years old, to a fight.
“She got her ass whupped by a 13-year-old,” Bregoli, who has close to 800,000 followers on Facebook and 3 million on Instagram, concludes by saying.
Another video posted on Instagram (which was later deleted, but uploaded by TMZ), which claims to be cellphone footage of the altercation, shows Bregoli screaming, “What’s up bitch” in the crowded and chaotic airplane.
The fight is the latest bizarre turn in the unlikely media career of 13-year-old Bregoli, who became a poster girl for teenage rebellion (and absurdity) after she appeared on Dr. Phil with her mother, who wanted to confront the teen’s “out-of-control” behavior.
Instead of calling a halt to Danielle's behavior, the segment, which was entitled “I Want to Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried to Frame Me for a Crime,” made Bregoli an internet star after she uttered what would become her signature line: “Cash me outside, howbow dah?”
The watercooler phrase has been widely sampled by DJs and producers, and taken on a second life as a meme. As for Bregoli and her mother, Spirit Airlines informed TMZ that they've been banned from their flights for life.
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We've learned Danielle Bregoli and her mom were boarding a Spirit Airlines flight out of LAX last night ... when Mom got into a dispute with a female passenger. We're told Danielle's mother was struggling to put her carry-on bag in the overhead, because she's wearing a walking cast for an injured foot ... and the wait wasn't sitting well with the third party.
Danielle says the other woman put her hands on her mom's throat, and that's why she had to "cold-cock" the impatient passenger.
After Danielle uncorked the punch, the woman made a citizen's arrest. A short time later police arrived and took all 3 off the plane. We're told no one wanted to press charges so there were no arrests, and everyone involved decided their lawyers would handle it from here.
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Danielle Bregoli has been banned for life from an airline... how bout dat.
The 13-year-old, who became an internet sensation and sparked hundreds of memes after an appearance on "Dr. Phil," got into a brawl on Spirit Airlines Monday night.
TMZ reported that the fight involved Bregoli, her mom Ann Peskowitz, and another female passenger.
Several videos taken by people aboard the plane show the three women arguing before fists start flying.
According to the outlet, the drama started because Peskowitz, who injured her foot and is wearing a cast, was having trouble putting her bag in the overhead compartment.
Apparently, the unidentified female passenger thought Peskowitz was taking too long.
In the footage, Peskowitz is seen yelling at the woman to wait and tells her not to call her daughter "trash."
Bregoli then approaches the woman and starts screaming in her face as her mom holds her back. The woman jumps up out of her seat and Peskowitz lunges forward grabbing the woman's throat and screaming at her not to touch her daughter.
As the three women fight each other, other passengers rush forward to try and separate them.
In a Facebook video, Bregoli explained her side of the story claiming that her mom only grabbed the woman's throat because she kept threatening to fight Bregoli.
"I only hit her one time," Bregoli said. "I only hit her one time."
TMZ reported that after the fight was broken up, Bregoli, Peskowitz and the other passenger were removed from the plane.
The outlet also claims that all three people have been banned for life by Spirit Airlines.
Bregoli gained Internet fame after a September 2016 appearance on "Dr. Phil," in which her mom confronted her about her wild behavior.
During the show, Bregoli thought the audience was laughing at her and issued them a warning.
"Cash me outside," she said. "How bout dat?"
Peskowitz explained to a puzzled Dr. Phil that the phrase meant Bregoli wanted to fight the audience outside in the parking lot.