Teen Who Went Viral Pleads Guilty, But One of Her Family Member's Holds on to Hope

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June 28, 2017

Danielle Bergoli Peskowitz, 14, quickly became a viral internet sensation after her appearance on the Dr. Phil show in September of 2016. The teen went on the show with her mother in hopes to work on their broken relationship and Danielle’s troubled habits, including stealing and fighting.

On the show, she began arguing with her mom and the audience, leading her to provoke people to ‘meet her outside and fight’. She stated, “Cash me ousside, how bow dah” (Catch me outside, how about that). The clip of her ‘signature catchphrase’ went viral and became a subject for a number of memes and t-shirts.

Danielle appeared in court on Wednesday, June 28th of 2017 and pleaded guilty to several charges, according to a local Florida news source. Charges include grand theft, grand theft auto, possession of marijuana, and filing a false police report.

Some charges are related to incidents involving her mother that occurred last year. She is due again in court on July 20th. Other unknown charges were dismissed in court. 

Fox News reports Danielle was also involved in two incidents in February of 2017: one where she was fighting with an airplane passenger and another where she was seen outside of a bar on surveillance footage, where her and her friends were in a confrontation with other women.

Since Danielle’s feature on the Dr. Phil show, things at home have reportedly not improved. Her father is currently fighting for full custody of his daughter and is scheduled for a custody hearing. After Danielle’s court appearance, he stated, “My daughter is being exploited. I am the only parent in this relationship with Danielle that is trying to see the best thing for this child. To have her be an asset to the community, to understand what love it and to understand what family is about.”

Earlier this year, her father did an interview revealing details about his relationship with Danielle, as well as his desire to take her in and give her a better life. His hope is for her to use her past as a story to inspire other teenagers to change their life, too. Watch his interview below: