In her ongoing defamation lawsuit with a blogger, Cardi B won once more. A $4 million slander judgment against YouTuber Tasha K was upheld by a federal appeals court in Atlanta on Tuesday. Tasha K had asked the appeals court to overturn the judgment that had been made after she was held responsible for defaming the Bronx rappers with statements that included derogatory remarks about drugs, STDS, and claims of prostitution.
Tasha K, who is obstinate, has been using the legal system to postpone paying the rapper the $4 million verdict. In her appeal case, she claimed that Cardi B's celebrity status caused the case to tilt in her favor.
The Appeals Court responded in a five-page ruling to the YouTuber's assertion that the evidence was presented to the jury in a "very lopsided manner," noting that Tasha K, whose real name is Latasha Kebe, did not properly support her position.
The appeals court stated: "Defendant Latasha Kebe requests a new trial, claiming that there was insufficient proof for the jury decision against her. However, the court noted that the defendant "almost admits" that she failed to file either of the necessary post-verdict motions in the district court.
In addition, the court addressed claims that the trial judge suppressed information that might have bolstered Tasha's case.
She never explains to us where the claimed errors by the district court are located in the 5500-page record.Kebe has given up on this argument because her brief falls far short of what we expect, the court notes.
Talk about a check my mouth can't cash, Tasha K captioned her post on Tuesday, admitting defeat in the case and appearing to have apologized to the artist.
She apologized, writing, "Damn Winos! We lost the appeal—sad day—against Cardi B. [crying emoticon] but I'll be fine, I promise.I am grateful for your affection and support. During this battle.
Then she added, "Today we raise the white banner... Never again will what transpired occur. I sincerely apologize to Cardi and her staff. We Learn as We Live.
Lawyers Lisa Moore and Andrew Pequignot, who defended Cardi B, responded to the information.
The attorneys said in a joint statement, "We're clearly pleased that the Eleventh Circuit has upheld the jury's unanimous and significant verdict, which we think was more than amply supported by the evidence presented in the case.
Cardi B sued Tasha in 2019 over a number of YouTube videos in which the actress allegedly made false claims about the rapper's health, way of life, and even performed as a stripper—all of which the rapper vehemently disputed.
A court ordered her to pay the Bronx rapper $2.5 million in damages and an additional $1.3 million in attorney's fees after a jurors found her responsible for defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
She is also prohibited from posting the slanderous recordings to her YouTube channel.