Cardi B lawsuit proves the high cost of defamation, invasion of privacy on social media

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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).

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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.

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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.

Recently, the star shared that fame is 'kinda boring' and it is not what everyone thinks it is.

Additional sources: NBC News

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