The female rapper took to Twitter on Wednesday, 一月 26, declaring that a conversation with the Duchess of Sussex is on her to-do list.
“I need a chat with Megan Markle,” 卡迪B, whose given name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, wrote on her platform, 其中有 21.4 百万粉丝.
的 “向上” performer posted the tweet just two days after a federal jury in Atlanta awarded her $ 1.25 million in a defamation lawsuit against a celebrity news blogger who she says posted videos falsely stating the Grammy-winning rapper used cocaine, had contracted herpes and engaged in prostitution.
The jury on Monday found Latasha Kebe, known online as Tasha K, and a company she owns liable for defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress against the rapper. Kebe’s lawyers said in an email Tuesday that they disagree with the verdict and will file an appeal.
Kebe began targeting Cardi B in early 2018, 制作 “degrading and harassing statements” about her, 的 诉讼 说. 在9月. 19, 2018 Kebe published a video of an interview she did with a woman who said she’d known Cardi B before her music career. The video includes the “错误的, malicious and defamatory” statements that Cardi B was a prostitute, has herpes and had suffered outbreaks on her mouth, and used cocaine.
The jury’s verdict has since spawned a conversation about the dangers of online bullying and defamation, which have also been issues Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry have tackled in and out of court in recent years.
本月初, a court found that Britain’s Mail on Sunday invaded her privacy. The settlement brought a close to the long-running lawsuit filed after the Mail on Sunday published a series of stories in 2019 based on a personal letter Meghan wrote to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry.
在那之前, 哈里王子 recalled the “心碎的” reaction his wife 梅根·马克尔 had when the couple learned of bullying allegations made against her from former advisors during her time as a working royal at Kensington Palace.
“I was woken up in the middle of the night to her crying in her pillow because she doesn’t want to wake me up because I’m already carrying too much,” said Harry, 如引用 人物杂志 在周五. “That’s heartbreaking. I held her, we talked, she cried, and she cried, and she cried.”
The Duchess of Sussex and her husband also got candid in the couple’s televised interview with 奥普拉·温弗瑞 last March about painful palace discussions about the color of their son’s skin, losing royal protection and the intense pressures that led the Duchess of Sussex to contemplate suicide.
相似地, Cardi B said the fake allegations made about her left her feeling “completely helpless and vulnerable.”
Royal reporter Omid Scobie, who is said to be a friend of Meghan and Prince Harry’s, commented on the similarities of the criticisms and allegations the duchess and Cardi B have faced in the spotlight.
“This potentially sets new precedent for accounts getting away with and profiting from lies and defamatory claims under the guise of opinion or ‘entertainment purposes,’” he tweeted of Cardi’s legal victory.
“YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki continues to ignore the problem, but today’s outcome may change things for good,” 他加了.
It’s unclear if Meghan plans to have a conversation with Cardi B about online hate. Reps for the Duchess of Sussex did not immediately return Fox News’ 征求意见.
就在上周, Bot Sentinel published a report about the “coordinated hate campaign targeting Harry and Meghan.” 的 53-page report covers Twitter conversations, single-purpose accounts, manipulating hashtags and Amazon reviews, and other methods of hate campaigns against the royal couple, including targets against women of color.
与此同时, Cardi B’s statement about the court victory is getting recognition. Actor Alec Baldwin seemingly related to her comments. He published her statement made after the verdict on his Instagram帐号 星期三初.
在里面, Cardi B says in part, “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. 最重要的是, thank you to my family and close friends who held my hand and helped me get the support I needed during this experience.”
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