YouTuber Tells 11th Circ. Cardi B Libel Trial Was 'Lopsided'

By Rosie Manins (August 30, 2022, 3:31 PM EDT) — A Georgia-based YouTuber found to have defamed rapper Cardi B has asked the Eleventh Circuit to reverse her $3.8 million loss, saying an Atlanta jury trial was “lopsided” because the district court excluded evidence about the celebrity’s character.

Latasha Kebe and her company Kebe Studios LLC asked for a new trial in a brief Monday. A jury found in January at the end of a two-week trial that Kebe, known on YouTube as Tasha K, had maliciously slandered the rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar.

Kebe said she should have been allowed to present evidence at trial that Almánzar had allegedly admitted…

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