CARDI B SLAPPED WITH APPEAL FROM BLOGGER TASHA K FOLLOWING $4M JUDGEMENT
Written by torresanz on March 23, 2022
YouTube personality Tasha K was ordered to pay Cardi B roughly $4 million in damages for defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress in January but vowed to appeal. Sure enough, she’s now taking her case to the higher court in an effort to overturn the massive judgment.
According to Radar Online, Tasha K’s legal team formally filed a notice of appeal on March 17, roughly one month after a jury found her liable for damaging comments she made about the Grammy Award-winning rapper. The move is hardly surprising considering Tasha K made it clear she doesn’t have the money while speaking to Social Society‘s Kendra G.
“I ain’t got it,” she said matter-of-factly. “Listen, I ain’t got it. I ain’t got it. Don’t ask me for the money. I ain’t got it…But listen, we have business and things in place that takes care of things like this. Now, of course, the appellate court and the supreme court is in process right now.”
Cardi B replied via Twitter last month, “Think is a game but trust imma come for everything …. BBHMM [Bitch Better Have My Money].”
Think is a game but trust imma come for everything …..BBHMM
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) February 22, 2022
Cardi B was initially awarded $1.25 million in her libel suit against Tasha K but that number was increased to over $4 million. As reported by TMZ, a Georgia judge granted Cardi B another $1.5 million in punitive damages and an additional $1.3 million in attorney fees.
The Invasion of Privacy artist’s libel lawsuit has been ongoing since 2019 when the 28-year-old Bronx native filed a $75,000 claim. Cardi was upset Tasha K made several false statements about her, including accusing her of having herpes, using a beer bottle as a sex toy when she was an exotic dancer, working as a prostitute and abusing cocaine.
Consequently, the jury found Tasha K guilty of “defamation of character, invasion of privacy through portrayal in a false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
As she told the jury, “I felt extremely suicidal. I felt defeated and depressed and I didn’t want to sleep with my husband… Only an evil person could do that shit.”
Tasha K reportedly admitted she published lies about Cardi B because it was beneficial to her brand. She responded to the jury’s decision with a Twitter post that read, “My Husband, Attorney’s, & I fought really hard. I want to thank them for their long hours and sleepless nights. Winos it’s only up from here. See y’all in a few days. Back to work.”
In a follow-up video, Tasha K blamed the “corporate machine” for the outcome, saying, “This machine, this thing secured an extremely prejudicial verdict against myself solely off of sympathy and payola … “My First Amendment right poses a threat to the machine’s sole intention to mislead the public with caricatures built on violence, selling sex and images of a denounced stereotype.”