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Audio of YouTuber Danielle Cohn’s mother was leaked this week.
In it, Cohn’s mother says she allowed her daughter to get an abortion, which calls Cohn’s wellbeing and age into question once again.
People on the internet have long been unsure of Cohn’s age, especially since her father said on Facebook last year that she was just 13 years old.
Cohn responded to the leak with a YouTube video called “The Truth About My Abortion,” where she confirmed the audio was real and that she did have an abortion in January.
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Audio of a conversation between Danielle Cohn and her mother Jennifer Archambault was leaked all over the internet this week. Archambault is heard in the clip scolding Cohn for being “cold-hearted,” and saying she allowed her to have an abortion.
“I allowed you to have an abortion … I allowed so much that I shouldn’t have allowed, and it’s allowed you to be the person you’ve become,” Archambault said.
In further clips, Archambault said Cohn should go give live with her father Dustin for a while, and Cohn repeated something her mother said to her: “At least I didn’t kill my own child.”
The conversation has been shared on the Instagram page 2helpdanicohn2.
Danielle Cohn and Mikey Tua’s relationship was a point of contention for both their parents
Mikey Tua is Cohn’s boyfriend who she started dating in 2018. In April 2019, they posted a series of videos where they went to Vegas and apparently got married. The ceremony wasn’t legal, Danielle’s mother told Buzzfeed News, and was simply “clickbait.” They broke up for a short while at the end of 2019 after Tua’s parents intervened because of a strange prank where Cohn faked a pregnancy.
“After some sensitive information was brought to my attention about Danielle, we no longer support Mikey and Danielle’s relationship,” Tua’s mother Katie wrote via his Instagram stories. “Because Mikey is still a minor, we have taken away his social media. He will be able to get it back when we have worked through some legal stuff. Thank you!”
Tua’s father also posted a statement saying his son wanted to become emancipated from his parents.
“I understand that, but his emancipation can give him prison time,” he wrote. “Dani is not 15.”
The couple reconciled this year, and 18-year-old Tua is now living with Cohn’s family.
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Archambault addressed the relationship in the leaked audio, saying that she and Cohn “can’t get along at all.”
“I think we just need some time away from each other,” she said. “Because I’ve allowed you to live with your boyfriend, I’ve allowed you to do all this s–t.”
Danielle was forced to speak about her private life
Cohn confirmed the audio was real in a YouTube video called “The Truth About My Abortion” posted on Monday. She told viewers she had an abortion back in January.
“I figured that it would just be best for me to come clean about it because there’s no need to lie,” she said. “As much as this is really embarrassing for me, and something that I don’t want to talk about, it has came to the point where I have to. And I do have to tell my story.”
Cohn said she wanted anyone who has been through the same thing to know they shouldn’t feel embarrassed because “it is not a bad thing to do.” She also said she was against people who were pro-choice before she had to face the decision herself.
She went through every step of her story in great detail, about how she got pregnant in the first place, and also how she was manipulated into having sex. She said she was sleeping all the time and craving strange foods, yet still was naive to the fact she was pregnant at first. When she finally took the test, she said her first thought was to call the father. It is unclear who she was with at the time, as she and Tua were broken up during that period.
“Let’s just say I went through it alone,” she said. “And that was the hardest part, because nobody cared. And I couldn’t tell my family. I didn’t want them to be disappointed in me. Like, nobody cared.”
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Danielle and her mother are currently working things out on holiday together
Archambault has posted on Instagram twice since the audio was leaked. One post is a selfie of her and Cohn smiling.
“We aren’t perfect,” she wrote in the caption. “No family is but we will get through it all.”
She also directly addressed the audio in a second post, where she said it is “unfortunate” that people make assumptions about their family.
“Every time the police come and investigate or CPS and everyone else comes and sees our family they don’t understand why they even have been called out to investigate,” she wrote. “It’s sad that everyone continues to waste their time and takes resources away from actual major problems in the world.”
Cohn has not posted on social media since her video, but judging from her mother’s Instagram stories, she is on holiday with her family. Insider has reached out to Cohn and Archambault for comment.
The audio revives questions about Danielle’s age
The audio brings up an issue that has troubled people who have been following Cohn’s story for several years. Fans and commentators have long been unsure of Cohn’s age, especially since her father claimed in a Facebook post last year that she was just 13 years old.
“I have decided to set things straight about my daughter Danielle Cohn,” he wrote. “For years I have done the diplomatic thing while dealing with my daughter being online in a way I didn’t approve of and trying to have it handled out of social media because I figured the system would work and keep my daughter safe.”
However, Cohn and her mother insisted at the time she was 15, which would make her 16 years old now. An Instagram post by Famous Birthdays from three years ago celebrating Cohn’s 13th birthday seems to confirm this.
As Cohn’s birthday is in March, she would have been 15 at the time of getting the abortion. Cohn’s social media pages have been flooded with praise for how maturely she has handled this whole situation.
“Dani should be so proud of herself for being this mature about something so emotional and personal,” one fan wrote on YouTube. “She has gained so much respect from me.”
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