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A little over a week ago, Cardi B testified that she “wanted to commit suicide” because of YouTube blogger Latasha Kebe known to social media as Tasha K.
“I felt defeated and depressed and I didn’t want to sleep with my husband,” she testified.
Additionally, Cardi B said she experienced fatigue, anxiety, weight loss and migraines from the ongoing backlash. She even sought therapy.
Cardi B filed the defamation lawsuit against Tasha K in 2019. This decision came after multiple attempts from Cardi B trying to shut down Tasha K’s stories which included allegations that Cardi B had contracted several sexually transmitted diseases including herpes. Tasha K also alleged that Cardi B committed sexually explicit acts during her time as a stripper; even going as far as to accuse Cardi B of having penetrative sex with beer bottles and that she cheated on her husband Offset.
According to Billboard, the two week trial had both women testify and in Kebe’s testimony she “initially admitted that she knowingly published lies about Cardi B, but she later tried to walk back that statement when examined by her own attorneys.”
Tasha K and her company Kebe Studios LLC were found liable for defamation, invasion of privacy through false light portrayal and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Cardi B was awarded $1 million for in general damages including “pain and suffering and/or reputational injury.” Plus, the jury awarded Cardi B with an additional $250,000 in medical expenses.