Cash Me Outside How Bout Dah Girl Sues Chicago Startup
Danielle Bregoli, the fourteen year old girl who was made famous by her appearance on the Dr. Phil show pops in and out of the news quite frequently. Ever since telling the live studio audience “Cash me outside how bout dah” a slight challenge to fighting the teenage girl, on national television, she’s appeared in a music video, started a clothing line and is still getting in trouble. This time though, she’s going to be sitting on the other side of the courtroom, the plaintiffs side.
According to KIRO 7, the teenager and her mom, through their company Dani B Holdings LLC, has filed suit in the U.S. District Court in South Florida. Their lawsuit alleges that three app and game development startups have infringed on their trademark phrase. Named in the lawsuit are Anonymous Games, Appnoxious LLC and Squad Social LLC.
The lawsuit stems from two games published by Anonymous Games. One of the games, “Cash Me Outside” and the other “How Bout Dat” are “exceedingly simple and completely unoriginal game” that feature in app purchases and advertising. By Sunday afternoon the first game’s title had been changed to “Get Cash Outside”. The second game has been removed from the app store completely. The complaint alleges that “Cash Me Outside” had reached the number one position in the iTunes app store before it was removed.
The potty mouthed teenager and her equally luxurious mother may have a hard time winning.
The founder of Annonymous Games, Matthew Gruettner has been in contact with Bregoli and their representatives. Gruettner is known for creating games that play on trending topics, like Bregoli’s catch phrase. He had entered into an agreement to pay Dani B Holdings $75,000 and then do a 50/50 revenue split but somehow those negotiations fell apart.
In addition to that, the “Cash Me Outside” game was approved by the iTunes store on January 27th. The “How Bout Dat” game was approved on February 17th. Both dates, significantly fell before Dani B Holdings filed for the trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office on May 3, 2017.