You haven’t REALLY made it in Hollywood until you’re a victim of a celebrity death hoax — which is a lesson that “Cash Me Outside” girl Danielle Bregoli is quickly learning!
The 13-year-old took to her Instagram account to inform fans that she is still alive, contrary to internet rumors that she was found dead.
“I’m alive motherf–kers!” she said in the short video clip.
Many believed that she committed suicide earlier this year after being bullied thanks to her Dr. Phil episode — which displayed her wild behavior and birthed her signature phrase, “cash me outside howbow dah?”
Since her appearance, Danielle and her mother, Barbara Bregoli, have been in talks to star in their own TV series. TMZ previously revealed that the mother-daughter duo received four different reality show offers and three for scripted series.
The troubled teen has also appeared in various music videos — Kodak Black‘s “Everything 1K” followed by Stitches‘ “Lost My Mind” and most recently Mook Boy‘s “Juvi” — and will allegedly bank $40,000 for an appearance at an upcoming music festival.
However, not everyone is thrilled about the viral sensation’s newfound fame. Her estranged father, Ira Peskowitz — who works as Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy — made clear in a recent interview that he does not approve of this publicity.
“That behavior is appalling. And it’s appalling that anyone can think it is acceptable behavior,” he told Palm Beach Post. “And Dr. Phil? Shame on him.”
Ira — who Danielle claimed “abandoned” her — even started a GoFundMe campaign in order to “save” his daughter.
“I’m reaching out to the world, humbly, as a father that was estranged from my daughter, Danielle, as a result of parental alienation,” he wrote. “I have always taken care of her financially but was denied the opportunity to truly be a present parent and influence in her life. As a result, Danielle and her future have been compromised with the lack of love and guidance a child needs to be able to flourish in this world.”
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