Grammy award winning rapper Cardi B has won a lawsuit on Monday January 24, 2022 against YouTuber Tasha K for Defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Cardi B was consistently attacked by Latasha Transrina Kebe, who goes by the name Tasha K on YouTube, in a “malicious” campaign to “damage and destroy” her reputation among her fans, according to a 2019 lawsuit filed in the US District Court Northern District of Georgia.
According to the claim which was filed against Tasha K and Kebe Studios LLC, Kebe published various bogus and slanderous articulations about Cardi B the Plaintiff, including that Plaintiff was a whore, that Plaintiff was a user of cocaine, that Plaintiff had and still has herpes.
“By making and publishing the statements, and campaign of harassing videos, including the Defamatory Videos, Defendants were intending to cause Plaintiff emotional distress,” the lawsuit stated, and also claimed Cardi B “suffered severe humiliations” and “mental anguish.”
A jury on Monday awarded Cardi B $1.5 million in reformatory damages, $1 million for general damages like agony and enduring or reputational injury and $1,338,753.47 in prosecution costs, court papers show.
Cardi B was additionally awarded $250,000 in clinical costs, but the two players consented to reduce that add up to $25,000.
Cardi B expressed gratitude toward the jury in a statement and said,
“These past couple of years have been difficult for me and constantly reliving it. Very hard for me. Thank you to the jurors, you know. The jurors took time off their regular lives … and made a very fair and right decision,” the rapper said in a statement to the media.