Cardi B Awarded $1.25 Million in Defamation Lawsuit Victory Over Tasha K

Cardi B Awarded $1.25 Million in Defamation Lawsuit Victory Over Tasha K

After 3 Years Cardi Wins The Defamation Lawsuit Against YouTuber Kebe

Cardi B, the fan-favorite rapper has won the court battle of a defamation case against Latasha Kebe aka Tasha K; a celebrity blogger. The jury of the federal court in Georgia announced the decision in Cardi B’s favor and awarded the singer $1.25 million in damages.

Dennis Byron, a News Producer for TMZ and the author of “Behind The Lens” shared the news on Twitter:


A courtroom reporter told Rolling Stone that the verdict was read in the presence of the Grammy-winning singer. The source also revealed the excitement level of the rapper as she looked “elated.” As soon as the jury left, she first embraced her lawyer Lisa Fortune Moore, then her co-counsel Sarah Matz, and ultimately glued both lawyers in a joint hug.

Cardi’s legal team did not immediately comment on the proceeding, but the candid songwriter took to social media and shared a classic photo of herself with an old lady who seemed to be her late grandmother. She added the caption, “My queen, thank you for hearing my prayers…Only you know those nights that I cried to you feeling hopeless and tired even when it seems like I have the world on my hands.”

The legal camp of Kebe refused to respond to the request for comment from Rolling Stone after the verdict.

Back in March 2019, Cardi B moved to court for a libel case against vlogger Tasha Kebe for purportedly making “degrading and harassing” comments about her on YouTube. Likewise, Lizzo broke down in tears over ‘Fat-Shaming and Racist’ but despite that, she has also maintained friendships with all of the major artists with whom she is associated.

Cardi claimed that the derogating comments first started around April 2018, when Kebe used her YouTube channel unWinewithTashaK to share a video, asserting that the rapper’s pregnancy with her daughter Kulture, could lead to a newborn with special needs.

The “Playboy” producer, 29, saw the decision turned in her favor as a federal jury awarded her $1.25 million in damages. The court documents acquired by PEOPLE revealed that the jury held Kebe accountable for slander, breach of privacy, and deliberate attempt to inflict emotional agony.

The breakdown of damages so far is $1 million for “pain and suffering and/or reputational injury,” and the remaining $250,000 for the incurred medical expenses.

The verdict has been given following a two-week court proceeding including testimonies from both plaintiff and the defendant.

Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, professionally known as Cardi B, lodged her stated libel and defamation case back in March 2019. She inculpated Kebe by making “malicious” remarks against her, such as declaring that the singer was a prostitute, used drugs, cheated on her husband, and got infected with HPV and herpes.

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The Grammy award winner, Cardi also stated that Kebe attempted to “destroy” her career by knowingly making “false” statements about her.

Pleading her case by going to the witness stand, Cardi swore two weeks back that she bore the extreme level of “anxiety” and “depression” after she came across the YouTube videos Kebe posted with all the false accusations. A source from the courtroom told Rolling Stone, Cardi also told jury members that this all caused severe trauma which made her lose weight and caused some problems in her private relationships. Cardi at one point explained this whole thing was making her feel extremely hopeless. Billboard news reports that the WAP star testified that she suffered from migraines, fatigue, anxiety, and weight loss as Tasha spread these false speculations via videos she uploaded to her around 1 million followers on YouTube in 2018 and 2019.

“I felt extremely suicidal,” as per Billboard report, Cardi B testified in her statement. “Only an evil person could do that shit.”

Cardi said in her lawsuit that Kebe’s videos got millions of clicks and views.

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Her lawsuit also states, “None of the aforementioned statements about the plaintiff are true. Plaintiff was never a prostitute or a user of cocaine. Plaintiff has never, and does not now, have herpes, nor has she had herpes outbreaks on her mouth.”

The blogger of the YouTube channel named unWinewithTashaK, Kebe has previously countersued the rapper, Cardi, with accusations of assault and deliberate infliction of emotional discomfort. Kabe has also rejected any blame of misconduct to anyone and tried to file her own lawsuit against Cardi.  She filed her case on the basis of assault and emotional distress, claiming that the singer “began to publicly trash” her on the internet, which resulted in Kebe supposedly being endangered.

Rolling Stone news confirmed that Judge William M. Ray II terminated Kebe’s accusations back in July.

The respected judge stated that “Kebe has failed to produce any evidence that plaintiff herself threatened Kebe or made her believe that she was going to harm her.”

Cardi and her legal camp stated back in November 2021 that they appreciated a judge’s ruling that provided him a direct approach to her STD test results from a hospital in California. The judge later stated in a minute order on December 8  that he “received and reviewed the records and finds that they are not helpful to the defendant (Kebe).”

Celebrities hail from the same line of profession and in our opinion, they must be supporting one another through thick and thin. Such demeaning antics and defamation claims on the hands of fellow artists are highly condemnable.

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If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or go to the Sucidepreventionlifeline website.

 

Joshua Garner

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