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Cardi B wins ‘permanent court order’ forcing YouTubers to remove defamatory videos

Cardi B has obtained a “permanent injunction” that will force YouTuber Tasha K to remove defamatory videos about the rapper, including a ban on making statements about Cardi B’s sexual health and personal life.

On Monday (April 4), a judge ordered Latasha Kebe — who has over a million subscribers to her YouTube channel UnWineWithTashaK — to remove 21 videos defaming the rapper from her social media platforms over the next five days to remove.

The injunction comes after Kebe was ordered in January to pay Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, over £2million in defamation damages.

During the original trial, a jury in Georgia, U.S., heard that Kebe had made “degrading and harassing statements” about Cardi B since early 2018, once falsely claiming that she worked as a prostitute.

In various videos, Tasha K also claimed that the rapper used hard drugs, was unfaithful, contracted STDs, and performed graphic sex acts on stage. The rapper filed the restraining order in March after originally suing Kebe for defamation in 2019.

Cardi B’s attorneys told the court in January that Kebe’s videos caused the singer “embarrassment, humiliation, mental anguish and emotional distress” and that Kebe waged “a campaign of damage and destruction.” [Cardi B’s] reputation with their fans and the consuming public”.

Kebe is appealing the original verdict. If the Court of Appeals reverses that decision, this injunction will also be reversed.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/cardi-b-tasha-k-lawsuit-b2051204.html Cardi B wins ‘permanent court order’ forcing YouTubers to remove defamatory videos

JOE HERNANDEZ

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