Cardi B issues a statement in response to her legal win against blogger Tasha K. As previously reported, Cardi was awarded $3.8 million total after Tasha and her company Kebe Studios LLC were found liable for defamation, invasion of privacy through false light portrayal and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Her full statement was provided to The Shade Room by Cardi’s team. Within her words she said, “I thought I would never be heard or vindicated and I felt completely helpless and vulnerable.”
Cardi Gives Statement
“After almost four years of repeated libel and slander against me, being able to walk away from this victorious brings me great happiness,” Cardi said.
She continued on to say she appreciates Judge Ray for the “fair and impartial trial.” Additionally, Cardi thanked the jury and their “careful deliberation” over the last 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. 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. And not just justice for me. The truth is that the intentional harm that was done to me, is done to countless others every day. The only difference between me and the high schooler who is being cyberbullied and lied on by their classmates is the money and resources I have access to. We collectively have to say enough is enough. We can no longer be a society that turns a blind eye to blatant lies. The unchecked behavior and provably false content on platforms like YouTube have to be addressed and removed. The constant harassment and lies that are reported as factual from journalists and bloggers have to end.”
Cardi’s Continued Statement
“My career began on social media so I know the power it has. Over the past few years, we’ve seen how social media platforms were able to bring important and necessary conversations to the forefront–such as Black Lives Matter, Stop Asian Hate, and Women’s Rights. However, we’ve also seen countless stories of children and adults deciding to take their own lives due to cyberbullying and intentional attacks. So while I am very grateful that this trial has come to its conclusion and the jury has rendered a powerful and substantial message, literally–I really hope that my experience forces all of us, but especially the platforms who allow this behavior to be a part of their communities, to re-think what moves us forward as a society versus what cripples us.”
“If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for help at 1-800-273-TALK.”
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