After Cardi B won her defamation lawsuit against YouTube gossip blogger Tasha K, the blogger refused to remove the posts that sparked the lawsuit. In them, the YouTuber claims Cardi is a drug addict and once contracted an STI; during the case, Cardi claimed that the fallout from those messages was having a devastating effect on her mental health. Tasha, who appealed in March, argued she had the right to post whatever she wanted, regardless of those effects.
Unfortunately for her, a judge disagreed, granting Cardi’s request that the court order Tasha K to delete the offending posts and stop creating new ones. According to BillboardTasha now has five days to delete 21 posts about Cardi by a “permanent injunction” imposed by Judge William M. Ray preventing her from posting any references to the rapper in the future – particularly in regards to sex work, STIs or drug addiction.
Tasha K – real name – Latasha Kebe had already been ordered to pay nearly $4 million in restitution, with $2.5 million in damages and $1.3 million in legal costs, after a jury found her liable for defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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