Cardi B wins over $1.25M in lawsuit against YouTuber Tasha K after she made 'malicious & false claims' about rapper

CARDI B won more than $1.25M in a lawsuit against YouTuber Tasha K, who made "false and malicious claims" about the rapper.

The vlogger made several videos alleging that Cardi B contracted herpes, among other rumors.


According to Billboard, a federal jury sided with the WAP rapper, 29, in her lawsuit alleging that Tasha K, whose real name is Latasha Kebe, launched a "malicious campaign" to damage her reputation.

The jury found that the YouTuber defamed Cardi B, and awarded her more than $1 million in damages.

The verdict came down after a two-week trial featuring testimony from Cardi B and Tasha K.

She was found liable for defamation and two other forms of wrongdoing related to her YouTube videos and internet posts.

Tasha K alleged, among other things, that Cardi B contracted herpes.

Cardi B was awarded $1.25 million and could potentially receive even more.

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Proceedings will begin on Tuesday to decide whether Tasha K could wind up paying more in punitive damages, or whether she should be ordered to pay Cardi B's legal expenses.

THE LAWSUIT

Cardi B sued Tasha K in 2019 after she shared dozens of videos containing claims about the rapper.

One video, which was cited in the lawsuit, claimed that Cardi B "f**ked herself with beer bottles on f**king stripper stages."

In other videos, Tasha K claimed Card B contracted herpes, was a prostitute, had cheated on husband Offset, and had done hard drugs.

The trial between the two women began on January 10 in Georgia federal court.

Cardi B testified that she was "suicidal" after the videos were posted online.

She also said that "only and evil person could do that s**t."

In her legal filing, Cardi B claimed that Tasha K got millions of views on her videos.

She also maintained: "None of the aforementioned statements about 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."

In November 2021, Cardi B and her legal team said they welcomed a judge's ruling, giving him a direct line to her STD test results from a California hospital.

The judge said in December that he "received and reviewed the records and finds that they are not helpful to defendant (Tasha K)," according to Rolling Stone.

Tasha K at first admitted that she knowingly published untrue claims about Cardi B.

She attempted to backtrack when examined by her legal team.

Tasha K previously countersued Cardi B, alleging that the rapper assaulted her and accusing her of intentional infliction of emotional distress.

She claimed Cardi B "began to publicly trash" her online, which led to threats from fans.

Those claims were dismissed over the summer.

Jurors sided with Cardi B on Monday, holding Tasha K liable for defamation, as well as invasion of privacy through portrayal in a false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Her attorneys may challenge the verdict in the weeks to come.



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