A couple of days ago, Cardi B won her defamation lawsuit against YouTuber/blogger Tasha K and was awarded $1.25 million. And now the court has made it rain even more money on Cardi because they’ve added almost $3 million to her judgment, bringing the total to nearly $4.1 million. No word if Cardi will celebrate by tattooing VIKTOROUS on her face next to the tattoo of her son’s name she’s thinking of getting (although, her son’s name could very well be VIKTOROUS!).
Tasha, real name Latasha Kebe, is in a world of hurt after jurors furthered her punishment in the libel suit Cardi filed against her back in 2019. Tasha was accused of slandering Cardi B endlessly, claiming in several videos posted to YouTube that Cardi had herpes, was a prostitute, cheated on her husband Offset, took hard drugs while pregnant, and had engaged in lewd acts with beer bottles, which is exactly what you think it means.
Cardi’s lawyers argued that Tasha was “obsessed with slandering” her and Cardi denied most of the accusations that Tasha made. Variety says that on Monday, the jury in Georgia sided with Cardi and found Tasha “liable on counts of defamation, invasion of privacy, and infliction of emotional distress,” giving Cardi the $1.25 million. And yesterday, they ordered Tasha to pay up even more:
On Tuesday, the jurors ordered Kebe to pay an additional $1 million in punitive damages and her company Kebe Studios LLC to pay another $500,000. On top of that, Kebe is required to reimburse Cardi B for the personal cost of bringing the lawsuit–a total of $1,338,753.47. That brings the total verdict to nearly $4.1 million, as confirmed by Cardi B’s lawyer, Lisa F. Moore.
Tasha’s lawyer, Sadeer Sabbak, promises to appeal, saying: “We disagree with the verdict and we will be filing an appeal.” And Cardi says in a long statement to Variety that “being able to walk away from this victorious brings me great happiness.” And I’m sure all that money doesn’t hurt either. Here’s part of her statement:
“After almost four years of repeated libel and slander against me, being able to walk away from this victorious brings me great happiness. I appreciate Judge Ray for conducting a fair and impartial trial. I am grateful for the jury and their careful deliberation over the past two weeks. I am profoundly grateful for the hard work and support from my legal team. Most importantly, thank you to my family and close friends who held my hand and helped me get the support I needed during this experience….
During this trial, all of you have learned about the darkest time in my life. That moment in time was fueled by the vile, disgusting, and completely false narratives that were repeatedly and relentlessly being shared online. I thought I would never be heard or vindicated and I felt completely helpless and vulnerable. I have never taken for granted the platform that my fame allows me to have, which is why for over three years I dedicated every resource I had to seek justice.”
Let this be a lesson to Peppa Pig! If she teaches her daughter Kulture any more reckless shit that ruins more of the child’s expensive designer merchandise, Cardi’s lawyers will be taking Peppa out next!