Months after Cardi B won a nearly $4 million defamation verdict against Tasha K, the YouTuber’s attorneys are now launching their appeal to get the ruling overturned. There are several celebrity-centered cases grabbing attention these days, and just when you thought the Cardi B-Tasha K saga was over, new reports came to light.

According to Billboard, Tasha K’s lawyers are arguing a  judge withheld key evidence about the rapper’s “character” and didn’t let jurors see who Cardi B “truly is.” In their opening brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, lawyers for Tasha K (real name Latasha Kebe) said Judge William Ray had “erroneously” excluded a wide range of evidence about Cardi B which lead to the rapper’s resounding courtroom victory.

The judge ruled at the time that such evidence might be prejudicial against Cardi, but Tasha’s attorneys said information about her “character” should have been fair game in a case centered on potential harm to the rapper’s reputation. Tasha’s attorneys wrote in the May 27 filing,

“The jury heard a very lopsided presentation of evidence and, because they did not get to learn who the plaintiff truly is, the jury returned a general verdict for the Plaintiff, against both Defendants,”

In Friday’s appeal, Tasha’s attorneys also argued that Cardi’s lawyers had failed to prove that the blogger acted with so-called “actual malice” when she posted about the rapper – meaning that she had lied intentionally or had acted with a reckless disregard for the truth. Reportedly, Cardi’s attorneys have declined to comment on Tasha’s opening brief. They will file her own response brief at the appeals court in the coming weeks.

Cardi B filed the lawsuit against Tasha in 2019 over what the rapper’s lawyers called a “malicious campaign” to hurt Cardi’s reputation. Her attorneys said they had repeatedly tried but failed to get her to pull her videos down. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further updates.

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