Just when you thought the “cash me ousside” girl’s 15 minutes of fame were over, the saga continues.
For those unfamiliar with the phrase, “cash me ousside” is a term coined by 14-year-old Danielle Bregoli. Bregoli became famous virtually overnight after she appeared on a controversial episode of the Dr. Phil show. It was during this episode that she used the phrase, “cash me ousside, how bout dah,” which translates to “Catch me outside, how about that.” The expression was used to challenge audience members to a fight.
Shortly after the episode aired, viewers took to social media to poke fun at Bregoli’s horrifically fake accent. “Cash me ousside” quickly became a catchphrase, and that’s the story behind how the 14-year-old became famous.
But now, Bregoli is threatening to sue Walmart for selling t-shirts and sweaters that bear the “cash me ousside, how bout dah” phrase. Business Insider reports that Walmart is selling a total of 15 items with the phrase written on them. The items are priced anywhere between $10.99-$30.99.
According to TMZ, Bregoli’s lawyers sent a letter to Walmart ordering the retailer to stop selling the merchandise immediately. Death and Taxes reports that several people have already filed trademarks for different versions of the phrase. However, it’s unclear as to whether Bregoli actually retains any legal rights herself.
In the mean time, Bregoli has been making quite a killing ever since she became famous. An earlier report from TMZ reveals that the young reality star earns anywhere from $30-$40k for meet and greets. She also now has a full team of bodyguards at her side, and apparently, a legal team as well.
A spokesperson from Walmart told TMZ that while the company hasn’t yet seen Bregoli’s letter, Walmart still “takes the claims seriously and will investigate.”
Stay tuned for further updates.