Attorney: Cardi B’s Past Gang Membership Will Impact Tasha K’s Appeal. Tasha K’s appeal of their recent defamation trial may be affected by Cardi B’s prior gang membership. Tasha K’s attorney, Olga Izmaylova, asserts that she had a right to bring it up during the trial.
Izmaylova stated in court records acquired by AllHipHop that “the jury must know about [her] gang involvement since it is an incredibly significant element of who [she] is in order to assess whether [Cardi B] has been defamed, put in a false light, and emotionally distressed.” “When Cardi B asked for [the rapper’s] personal social media remarks to be excluded, [Tasha K] responded with the same justification. The district court blocked the entry of this material.
Izmaylova stated, “By finding that character evidence was immaterial and inadmissible in a defamation suit, the district court adopted the improper legal standard.
For defamation, invasion of privacy, and purposeful cause of emotional distress, the jury previously held Tasha K responsible. Tasha’s remarks concerning Cardi’s sexual health from a few years earlier were the key evidence in the case. As a consequence of the verdict, the court ordered Tasha to give over roughly $4 million.
Izmaylova said, “The fact that a jury unanimously decided that [Cardi B] was speaking the truth and [Tasha K] was lying does not prove that [the latter] behaved with genuine malice.
“This Court should overturn the Amended Judgment and remand this matter for a fresh trial,” they said in their ruling.
Tasha’s appeal has been requested to be dismissed by Cardi B’s legal team. Cardi’s attorney, W. Andrew Pequignot, called Tasha’s actions “vulgar, distasteful, disrespectful, and demeaning” in a court document.