Ever Defiant Cardi B Defamer Says $4 Million Award Won’t Break Her

Famous blogger Latasha Kebe gave a rambling and defiant live speech on YouTube on Wednesday, vowing to go all the way to the US Supreme Court to appeal the new $4 million jury verdict handed down on Monday which found liable for the defamation of Cardi B.

“The last four years of fighting this conspiracy case have been extremely difficult, and yet I wouldn’t change any of it. I’ve learned so much,” said Kebe, also known as Tasha K, then that more than 29,000 viewers tuned in to watch it. evening address on his channel UnWineWithTashaK.

Looking into the camera, Kebe oddly claimed she was the real victim in the case, not the rapper she repeatedly and falsely claimed had herpes and worked as a prostitute. Without ever identifying Cardi by name, Kebe alleged that a “machine” driven by “business interests” including “prostitution, drug use, promiscuity” and the “glorification” of violence, had “tried to rush us for everything”.

“This case was supposed to drain me financially, and it’s not,” she said, claiming that she actually planned to expand her blogging business online after the Georgia federal jury told her she wasn’t. ordered to pay $4 million in damages and costs. “I know you might think it’s over, but no, it’s just the beginning. I will spend as many years as possible to protect our right to express our opinions.

Beyond her appeal, the Georgia resident did not specify how she would deal with the $1.25 million in actual damages, $1.5 million in punitive damages and $1.34 million in fees and expenses she now owes Cardi and her attorneys. These indemnities for intentional torts cannot be canceled by bankruptcy.

“This lawsuit was purely out of sympathy and compensation to protect corporate interests, and we intend to take this all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary,” she said. “This is my life, and I will spend my life fighting for my livelihood and our right to the First Amendment as human beings.”

Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, sued Kebe in 2019 after the blogger uploaded at least 38 videos referencing the rapper and making various false claims, including that Cardi worked as a prostitute, used cocaine and gave birth to a child with an intellectual disability.

Kebe also posted on Twitter that the “WAP” rapper had herpes and made a comment on Facebook calling the Grammy-winning musician “Herpes B.”

Testifying at her trial two weeks ago, Cardi told jurors that Kebe’s prolific posting left her depressed, anxious and even “suicidal.” After the jury found Kebe liable on all counts on Monday, the rapper hugged her lawyers in the courtroom.

“During this trial, you all learned about the darkest period of my life. This moment has been fueled by the despicable, disgusting and completely untrue stories that have been shared online repeatedly and relentlessly. I thought I would never be heard or vindicated and felt completely helpless and vulnerable,” Cardi said in a statement Tuesday.

“I never took for granted the platform that my fame allows me to have, which is why for more than three years I devoted all the resources I had to seek justice. And not only justice for me. The truth is that the intentional harm done to me, is done to countless others every day. The only difference between me and the high school student who is being cyberbullied and lied to by his classmates is the money and resources that I have access to. We must collectively say enough is enough,” she said.

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