A federal judge has demanded Cardi B’s STD (sexually transmitted disease) test results in her slander lawsuit against youtuber Tasha K.
Cardi B accused the YouTuber of creating allegations about her having herpes. The judge has now ordered that she demonstrate that the charges were false.
According to Billboard, on Monday (November 22), Judge William M. Ray II ordered the UCLA Center for Women’s Pelvic Health to turn over “any and all medical records within your possession related solely to the testing for Herpes and HPV [human papillomavirus] for Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar,” referring to Cardi B by her given name.
The findings of the herpes test will be crucial in determining the outcome of the lawsuit, since a negative test would corroborate Cardi B’s claim that Tasha K’s STD charges were untrue, which must be proven in order to win a defamation lawsuit.
Tasha K’s attorneys requested the herpes test results. Cardi B’s counsel, on the other hand, stated that the same tests had already been freely given as evidence in favor of the Bronx rapper’s case.
“The medical records concerning the HPV and herpes tests were previously produced subject to a protective order and in support of my client’s claims,” Lisa F. Moore of Moore Pequignot LLC told Billboard on Tuesday (November 23).
Cardi B and Tasha K (real names Latasha Kebe) have been entangled in a messy legal battle for over two years. The rapper sued Kebe for $75,000 in 2019 over scandalous allegations involving drug abuse, prostitution and sexually transmitted diseases in a series of YouTube vlogs.
Tasha K even suggested Cardi B’s daughter, Kulture (who was unborn at the time), may have intellectual disabilities due to Cardi’s alleged drug habit. Cardi B denied all allegations and claims she gave Tasha K the opportunity to retract her inflammatory remarks, which was rejected.
Tasha K countersued Cardi B for $3 million, claiming she had sent cultists known as the ‘Blood gang’ to threaten her. But Judge Ray sided with Cardi and tossed out the lawsuit after ruling there was “no evidence” she brought Tasha any distress.
Cardi B and Tasha K were scheduled to appear in court on November 9, but the rapper asked the date to be pushed back due to an unspecified family emergency. The trial has since been moved to January 5, 2022.