Blogger Tasha K took a massive loss in court this week when a jury awarded Cardi B over $4 million for defamation. The media personality promised to address the verdict for the “FIRST and ONLY” time on Wednesday (January 26) and she followed through. According to Tasha, she’s being bullied by a “machine that has corporate interest to protect prostitution, drug use, promiscuity, and to glorify the violence that wreaks havoc on our society in our neighborhoods.”
She also referred to the case a “conspiracy” and talked about how “challenging” the last four years have been for her. But Tasha insisted she wasn’t shocked by the verdict and, in fact, expected it.
“We are prepared for this challenge from the beginning,” she said in the clip. “We called bluff against a machine that wanted to bully me for not wavering from my personal beliefs. To glorify how its sold to our children as the ‘it factor.’
“This machine, this thing secured an extremely prejudicial verdict against myself solely off of sympathy and payola.” She added, “My First Amendment right poses a threat to the machine’s sole intention to mislead the public with caricatures built on violence, selling sex and images of a denounced stereotype.”
As Tasha K continued to read her statement against a bold blue background and her signature bottles of wine, the self-described “wino” suggested it was impossible to defame someone who willingly presents themselves in a certain way for profit.
“You can’t bully someone or something that takes pride in painting our children and teaching our children to be degenerates,” she continued. “If you are a public figure that pushes this image and this lifestyle for likes and views as a way to make money in our society, then I and we have a duty to exercise our First Amendment rights as traditional media and new-age digital media analysts to say, ‘No, this ain’t it.’ This is not defamation or invasion of privacy when these machines have pushed this lifestyle on us for profit.
“This ain’t about $4 million. This machine never wanted my money. They wanted to shut down my company in order to protect their assets that glorify this reckless and dangerous lifestyle pushed on us and our children. It was about someone demanding that I respect and give respect to something that has never earned my respect. This is about changing the trajectory of how things have been done in Hollywood for over a century.”
Tasha K, who launched her YouTube platform in 2015, also vowed to fight for her First Amendment rights in the years to come. She then revealed the appeal process has already started and promised she intends to “expose every conspiracy” against her, her company and family.
Shortly after the verdict was handed down on Tuesday (January 25), Cardi B addressed the ordeal in a statement and explained her intentions behind the lawsuit.
“During this trial, all of you have learned about the darkest time in my life,” she said in part. “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 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.”
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CARDI B ISSUES STATEMENT IN REGARDS TO DEFAMATION LAWSUIT WIN AGAINST BLOGGER FRAUD TASHA K. pic.twitter.com/VJG5Z6BFVZ
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