Danielle Colby Cushman is a 44-year-old television personality who hails from Davenport, Iowa. She has made a name for herself in the reality showbiz world after appearing on 299 episodes of the American Pickers. The show gave Danielle the chance to work with antique experts like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. Together, the cast of the show travels the country in search of bargain buys.
Other than the American Pickers, Danielle additionally worked on the Tempest Storm. Lately, news reports have surfaced suggesting that Colby has been arrested.
Why was Danielle Colby from American Pickers arrested?
Recently, there has been a spike in searches for “Danielle Colby arrested.” It seems that thousands of people are interested to know if Colby Cushman found herself on the wrong side of the law.
Well, after conducting extensive research, we were not able to find any concrete proof that Danielle spent time in prison. This suggests that Danielle, an Antique archeology expert, has not been arrested as the rumors would have you believe.
Perhaps people have her confused faced with some of her co-stars who have indeed faced incarceration at one point.
Other cast members of American Pickers who are arrested.
Back on July 30th, 2017, it was widely reported that Frank Fritz, one of the co-hosts of the American Pickers, had been arrested for driving under the influence.
The police picked him up after responding to 7 pm reports of a man driving along the wrong side of Interstate 80. Police forces found him driving along the I-80 mile marker 282. He appeared disoriented, claiming that he was on his way to DeWitt.
What made matters worse was the fact that he was found to be under the influence of drugs like alcohol and Xanax. After being picked, Frank was taken to the Scott County Jail, where he was slapped with an OWI offense.
It was additionally reported that Fritz took a plea deal to avoid serving serious jail time. His plea deal was officially presented to a District Court in Iowa back on the 1st of March. As part of his plea deal, Frank accepted a deferred judgment.
It meant that he had to pay a fine of about $600. On top of that, Frank would also be on probation for at least a year, during which he was also required to enroll in a substance abuse program.
Why Did Danielle Colby leave American Pickers?
There has been an influx of American Pickers fans wondering whether Danielle Colby got fired from the show. This is because certain sources claim that Colby had a falling out with the American Pickers showrunners.
Predictably, this news was a major cause of concern for the hardcore fans of the show. To date, Colby remains one of the longest-serving members of the series.
So has she left the show? To begin with, there was no official word from the showrunners or producers of the American Pickers regarding the departure of Danielle. According to her IMDB page, she last appeared in the episode titled ‘A Bronx Tale.’
The episode mentioned above aired back in February 2020. This is undoubtedly what sparked rumors about her departure. By all accounts, Danielle is just taking a back seat from television. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that most television shows have halted production.
Several hints suggest that Danielle is still very much a part of the American Pickers. For instance, she still uses the name of the show on her Instagram account. Other than this, Colby also uses her Twitter page to promote the show.
It implies that Danielle Colby is still part of the American Pickers; why else would she be posting about them if she had been fired from the show?
What is she doing now?
Danielle Colby is an avid fan of photography and body positivity role model. This is something she has taken to the next level over the past few months.
Her Instagram page is littered with various images of her in an array of different poses. Danielle’s most recent work was a Lynne O’Neill collection, which she made available on her Patreon.
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Today I’m starting to post my entire Lynne O’Neill collection on Patreon. I'll be posting all month about the Original Garter Girl and her incredible Chicago striptease history. Join me in celebrating the past adventures of this driven, historic, woman: www.patreon.com/DanielleColby
Danielle has also gotten involved in many relevant social issues over the past few months. Back in June, for instance, she supported the 25 and Beyond Campaign. It was organized by the collective known as Affinity Community Services. They are on a tireless campaign to end the marginalization of Black LGBTQ+ people globally.
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I had the pleasure of being introduced to McKensie Mack @mckensiemack through Lynne at @anorangemoonchicago McKensie is a Black, queer, nonbinary facilitator, racial justice educator, researcher, digital organizer who recently became the Executive Director at Affinity Community Services @affinity_cs Affinity Community Services is a Black-led, queer-led organization on Chicago's Southside that has existed for 25 years. For 25 years, Affinity Community Services has worked to end the marginalization of Black LGBTQ+ people globally. With intergenerational Black lesbian womxn taking the lead from the very beginning of the organization’s story and centering Black queer womxn in its' work, the organization not only offers healing spaces for Black LGBTQ+ people to express their activisms. It also creates communities that center healing and emergency response networks of support for collective community care. Help support @affinity_cs by SHARING and DONATING to this cause and support them as they reach their goal of $50,000 by the end of the month. These funds will be used to further the expansion of services to support Black LGBTQ+ people in the fight for Black lives, an education fund established to help us support community-led education on the topics of healing justice, conflict de-escalation, emergency response intervention, and transformative community care. #WeAreAffinity #IAmAffinity #25AndBeyond #BlackTransLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter
In as far as modeling is concerned, Danielle has also recently worked with photographers like Jeremy Scheuch to create a variety of interesting looks.