Cardi B has won an injunction to force the removal of defamatory videos posted by YouTuber Latasha Kebe.
The injunction comes just a few months after the rapper won a $2.6 million dollar defamation lawsuit against the YouTuber. According to court documents obtained by Radio 1 Newsbeat, a judge has ordered Kebe to remove 20 YouTube videos related to the Cardi B defamation case.
During that trial, Cardi B argued that Kebe had waged “a campaign to damage and destroy [the rapper’s] reputation among her fans and the consuming public.” Cardi B argued that Kebe began making “degrading and harassing statements” in videos starting early 2018 and continued to do so. In one video, Kebe falsely claims that Cardi B worked as a prostitute.
The injunction forces Latasha Kebe to take down 21 defamatory videos posted on YouTube within the next five days.
Kebe is also banned from making any statements about Cardi B’s sexual health and personal life. The judge says both sides have agreed to the terms laid out in the permanent injunction. The state of Georgia sided with Cardi B in the original lawsuit, holding Kebe liable for defamation, false light, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In total, Kebe was forced to pay over $4 million in damages and legal fees.
Latasha Kebe is appealing the original verdict. If the appeals court overturns the original decision, this injunction would also be revoked. The ruling for Cardi B awarded $1 million for general damages and $250,000 for medical expenses Cardi B suffered in relation to the defamation.
It’s unlikely the appeal will be granted due to testimony from the original trial. Kebe took the stand and admitted to the judge that she knowingly spread lies about the rapper in her videos. That statement is what helped the federal jury find her guilty of defamation and invasion of privacy.