Cardi B sued blogger Latasha “Tasha K” Kebe in 2019 over dozens of videos that contained defamatory claims about the rapper. It appears Cardi is walking away with yet another legal victory with the trial finally reaching a conclusion.
According to billboard, On Jan. 24, a federal judge in Atlanta has sided with Cardi B on her accusations that YouTuber Tasha K launched a “malicious campaign” to hurt the rapper’s reputation. The judge issued a verdict that Tasha K had indeed defamed the rapper.
The Bronx native filed the $75,000 lawsuit back in 2019 and the case finally got to a federal Georgia courtroom earlier this month. Following a two-week trial, the jury returned a verdict that Latasha was liable for defamation and two other counts of wrongdoing over her YouTube videos and other social media posts.
On Monday, the verdict awarded Cardi with $1.25 million in damages. However, the total could end being much higher as more legal proceedings will start on Tuesday to determine whether Kebe owes additional punitive damages or whether she must reimburse Cardi B’s legal fees.
The trial that kicked off on Jan. 10, featured testimonies from both the women. Cardi B testified that she felt “suicidal” in the wake of Kebe’s videos and said that “only an evil person could do that.” Kebe’s initial testimony saw her admitting to knowingly publishing lies about the rapper, but she later tried to walk back on her statement when she was questioned by her attorneys.
Meanwhile, Cardi has yet to comment on her latest victory. You can check out a court document detailing the verdict below.
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