Celebrity gossip is ubiquitous; every now and then, social media users and bloggers 'troll' Hollywood stars. More often than not, all of us enjoy them in the form of memes and blogs. But it is rare to see this gossip backfiring. However, a recent update from Cardi B’s 2019 defamation lawsuit tells us otherwise. The 29 years old rapper - who was a victim of character assassination - has won the case. The blogger, who defamed Cardi B, is charged with a $4 million fine.
A notorious YouTuber named Tasha K shared some 25 YouTube videos ‘defaming’ the popular star. The YouTuber shared some “malicious” information about Cardi B in the videos, going so far as claiming that prior to her career in Hollywood, Cardi B was an adult performer. As a matter of fact, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the vlogger’s accusations against Cardi B.
When the case was brought forward in the court of Georgia, the jury did not dispute the plaintiff's claims. The court later found that all the information that the YouTuber had shared on his channel - which has over 200k subscribers - fell under the category of character assassination.
The Impacts of Character Assassination on Cardi B
In the lawsuit, Cardi B claimed that she had become a victim of character assassination. After years of proceedings and tiresome arguments, the court of Georgia has finally come to terms. According to the final remarks, Cardi B has now won the defamation case. The YouTuber who “harrassed” Cardi B owes $4 million to the famous rapper.
Apparently, Cardi B was “deeply bothered” by the harassment. In an interview with the LA Times, Cardi B says that she is “grieved.” the damage that has been done to her is “unbearable. Now, Cardi B hails the court's decision where the culprit has been put to justice. “Seeing that all those news were fake is somehow soothing,” she said in a tweet.
Nevertheless, it is essential to note here that the court's decision was made public on October 14, 2022. The final remarks of the court read that these claims caused some serious injuries to the rapper.
What the Court has to Say?
Likewise, the court also noted that the fame and popularity of Cardi B were seriously harmed. Not to mention the mental anguish and depression caused by the character assassination.
The decision also covers the professional damages that have been done to the star. Due to the false accusation, she was looked down in the industry - the report said. Now that justice has been served, our favorite rapper can take a sigh of relief and work on rebuilding her career. However, it is not yet confirmed when and how the accused will pay the heavy fine to the rapper. What is confirmed is that he has to pay for it.