Cardi B has won her federal libel lawsuit against Latasha Kebe, a YouTuber known as Tasha K.
This case proves that what you say on social media about other people, including celebrities, might be the start of a downward spiral in your life.
In this particular case, a jury found the Tasha K was liable for defamation, invasion of privacy, and causing emotional distress.
According to NBCnews, the federal jury in the northern district of Georgia, where Tasha K lives, awarded $1 million (about R15 million) on Monday (24 January 2022) to cover Cardi B’s pain, suffering and reputational damage, as well as another $250,000 (R3,8 million) for medical expenses.
It is reported that the next day, the jurors then ordered the YouTuber to pay an additional $1 million (about R15 million)in punitive damages and her company, Kebe Studios LLC, to pay another $500,000 (about R7,5 million).
She is required to reimburse Cardi B for the personal cost of bringing the lawsuit — a total of $1 338 753.47 (over R20,28 million).
That brings the total verdict to nearly $4.1 million (over R60 million) as confirmed by Cardi B’s lawyer, Lisa F. Moore.
After news of the verdict was public, Cardi B posted her grandmother's picture on her Instagram story.
"My queen, thank you for hearing my prayers, only you know those nights when I cried to you feeling hopeless and tired even when it seems I have the world on my hands," she captioned it. She also tweeted after the verdict and her fans weighed in.
Why am I happy but sad at the same time?— Cardi B (@iamcardib) January 25, 2022
Recently, the star shared that fame is 'kinda boring' and it is not what everyone thinks it is.
Additional sources: NBC News