Cardi B Grateful After Awarded $4 Million in Libel Suit Against YouTuber Tasha K

While the ‘Bodak Yellow’ hitmaker thanks the judge and jury for the ‘fair and impartial’ trial and decision, a lawyer for the blogger says they ‘disagree with the verdict.’

AceShowbizCardi B has spoken up after she won in a libel case against Latasha Kebe a.k.a. Tasha K. Leaving federal court in Atlanta on Tuesday, January 25 after a hearing, the Bronx femcee thanked the jurors for reaching a “fair” decision and the media for encouraging her during the trial.

Claiming that it’s been “hard” for her, the 26-year-old star said in a video obtained by TMZ that reporters helped keep her strong while dealing with the “emotional distress.” She also expressed her gratitude to her attorneys for their nearly 3 years of work on the case.

On Tuesday, Cardi was awarded nearly $3 million in addition to the $1.25 million that the jurors awarded on Monday. The federal jury in Georgia awarded $1 million on Monday to cover the raptress’ pain, suffering and reputational damage, as well as another $250,000 for medical expenses. On Tuesday, the jurors ordered Tasha to pay an additional $1.5 million in punitive damages, plus $1.3 million for her attorney’s fees.

Following the decision, Cardi released a statement to Variety that read, “After almost four years of repeated libel and slander against me, being able to walk away from this victorious brings me great happiness. I appreciate Judge Ray for conducting a fair and impartial trial. I am grateful for the jury and their careful deliberation over the past two weeks. I am profoundly grateful for the hard work and support from my legal team. Most importantly, thank you to my family and close friends who held my hand and helped me get the support I needed during this experience.”

“During this trial, all of you have learned about the darkest time in my life,” she continued. “That moment in time was fueled by the vile, disgusting, and completely false narratives that were repeatedly and relentlessly being shared online. I thought I would never be heard or vindicated and I felt completely helpless and vulnerable. I have never taken for granted the platform that my fame allows me to have, which is why for over three years I dedicated every resource I had to seek justice.”

Meanwhile, Tasha’s attorney said that they would appeal the decision. Sadeer Sabbak, who represented the YouTuber in the case, said in a statement, “We disagree with the verdict and we will be filing an appeal.”

Tasha was found liable on three separate claims for “defamation of character, invasion of privacy through portrayal in a false light, and intentional infliction of emotional distress” after a two-week trial in Atlanta.

Following the verdict, Tasha wrote on Twitter, “My Husband, Attorney’s, & I fought really hard. I want to thank them for their long hours and sleepless nights.” Remaining positive, the gossip blogger added, “Winos it’s only up from here. See y’all in a few days. Back to work.”

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