AceShowbiz - Cardi B is off the hook in a $1 million (£722,917) assault case after a judge found that blogger Latasha K couldn't prove the "Bodak Yellow" star harmed her.
The legal battle between the pair began in 2018, when Cardi sued Latasha and Starmarie Ebony Jones for defamation after they made an online video in which they made allegations about her sex life and drug use.
Latasha then responded by filing her own lawsuit against Cardi in federal court. In documents obtained by The Blast, Latasha K, who runs a blog and a YouTube channel with 500,000 followers, claimed the rapper reached out to her privately and asked her to take the video down but she responded by offering to do an interview with her and Cardi declined.
Her legal team claims the "I Like It" hitmaker then "began to publicly defame Ms. Kebe, referring to her as "this blogger lady" by stating that Ms. Kebe makes up fake stories; harasses all of Cardi B's friends; constantly stalks Cardi B; falsely claims that she has legitimate sources giving her information about Cardi B; uses Cardi B's name for "click bait;" and many other false accusations." Latasha also claimed that Cardi assaulted her - despite the fact they had never been in the same room together.
As a result of the scandal, Latasha claimed she had received threats and been forced to relocate from her home, and her business lost money due to subscribers and advertisers dropping out. She alleged the controversy led to her suffering from severe emotional distress, anxiety, panic, stress, insomnia, humiliation, and depression.
However, a judge has now ruled that Latasha "failed to produce any evidence that (Cardi) herself threatened (Latasha) or made her believe that she was going to harm her."
"Instead, (Latasha) has only made allegations that others who may be associated with (Cardi) made these threats ... and has failed to demonstrate here that the threats ... were directed by (Cardi)."
Cardi's initial defamation suit against Latasha and Starmarie is still moving forward, however, and is likely to be headed to trial, according to TMZ.com.