A federal court in Atlanta, U.S., has awarded Cardi B $1.25 million in damages in a defamation lawsuit against a vlogger who spread “malicious rumors” about the Grammy-winning rapper. Videos released by Tasha Kay, who uploads celebrity messages, claim that the singer has engaged in prostitution, used cocaine and contracted herpes.
An Atlanta court ruled Monday that Latasha Kebe, known online as Tasha Kay, and her company are responsible for the defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional emotional distress of rapper Cardi Bee, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar.
Kebe’s lawyers said in an email on Tuesday that they disagreed with the verdict and would appeal.
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The court awarded Cardi B $1 million in moral damages — caused pain and suffering and/or damage to reputation — and $250,000 in medical expenses.
Kebe, who lives in the Atlanta area and has a YouTube channel, will begin making “humiliating and disturbing allegations” about Cardi B in early 2018, BTA warns. According to the lawsuit, the vlogger’s malicious remarks “causeShame, humiliation, grief and emotional distress and damage reputation“The music star.