The father of Danielle Bregoli, better known as ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl, has revealed worrying details of her blossoming friendships with criminal rappers Kodak Black and NBA YoungBoy following her deal with Atlantic Records.
Ira Peskowitz, her dad, voiced serious concerns after Kodak Black allegedly Skyped 14-year-old Danielle, talking to her about how she should have sex with a guy who she was seeing, and the rumours of her dating NBA YoungBoy who was charged with attempted first degree murder.
In May this year, Kodak Black was sentenced to 364 days in county jail for violating terms of house arrest after getting five years on probation after he reportedly sexually assaulted a woman, along with a long string of charges surrounding violence and drugs. He was released after completing a 30-days life skills course to reduce his sentence.
NBA YoungBoy was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder in December last year for his alleged role in a drive-by shooting. He pleaded guilty to to one count of aggravated assault with a firearm which local authorities believe was a retaliation to the shooting death of Keondrae Ricks eight hours earlier.
Speaking to UNILAD, Ira, who is a police officer, said:
I'm always in it for Danielle to do the right thing. Atlantic Records, I’m not very impressed because of the other people who they have in regards to the people she hangs out with such as NBA Young Boy and Kodak Black who have got extensive career criminal pasts that are very violent in nature.
There are some rappers I enjoy. I enjoy Eminem, I think he has a story to tell. There are certain rappers who are continuously in trouble with the law and are doing serious crimes to others. Drugs, guns, violence and Danielle hangs out with these people.
These people piss off a lot of other people and we all know that in the rap community, there’s a lot of retaliation in gun battles. There's drive-by shootings, I mean 50 Cent has to walk around with a bullet proof vest on.
Why would her mother allow her to hang out with a guy so violent like Kodak Black, even the crimes he committed against others.
He’s the one who Skyped with Danielle and talked to her, telling her how to have sex with a guy who was coming over. People watch that, and they're making money off of it.
The biggest fear obviously is, besides her psychological and emotional well-being from being around these people and being exposed to their drugs, their cursing, their sex, I’m really concerned about retaliation. Of possible drive-bys, possible violence.
Her safety is number one and her emotional well-being is number two.
Ira previously revealed the other side of the 14-year-old's story after she appeared on Dr. Phil and was presented as a demon child who victimised her mother.
Ira has had to parent from afar as Danielle's mother Barbara has alienated him and stopped him seeing her.
Speaking about Danielle's vulnerability, Ira said:
He’s an adult, he’s a convicted felon, he shouldn’t be around children. Especially my daughter who is very vulnerable right now.
Danielle bonds with anybody who shows any type of care for her... including her mother, left behind, kicked her out of school. When someone comes and puts their arm around her, she’s so vulnerable, she just opens up to them.
About five months ago, I was having great conversations with her on the phone, I was getting through to her in a good way, we were talking about doing exciting things. Every time I’d get closer to her, they’d change her phone number.
Aside from potential violence, Ira's biggest fear for Danielle is that she would never experience real childhood due to her exploitation.
He explained that the extreme emotional damage that has been done to Danielle means that 'it’s going to take a long time for Danielle to become a child again, if that ever happens'.
Danielle is already on five years probation after pleading guilty to multiple charges including grand theft and possession of marijuana.
Ira insisted that she is the real victim in this whole situation and hopes that as she gets older, she will begin to question 'what have I done?', saying his family will always be there and they truly care for her.