YouTuber Tasha K Ordered By Judge To Pay Cardi B $4M Or Secure Bond For The Amount

Cardi’s lawyers claim Tasha is taking “steps to insulate herself” from the damages judgment against her.

On Thursday (October 13), Judge William Ray ruled that blogger Tasha K must immediately pay Cardi B her almost $4 million defamation verdict, or secure a bond covering the entire amount.

The YouTuber has been seeking to pause the huge judgment while she appeals it. Ray said he would only pause payment of the judgment if Tasha, real name Latasha Kebe) could post a so-called supersedeas bond covering the entire amount.

If Tasha loses her appeal, that money will then be automatically handed to Cardi.

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It was previously ruled that Tasha made salacious claims about Cardi. Last month, her lawyers asked for the bond last month, citing Tasha’s own public statements like one suggesting she had perhaps moved to Africa. They said they were worried she might use the delay caused by the appeal to avoid paying entirely.

“This is more than a hypothetical concern in this case,” attorney Lisa F. Moore and Cardi’s other lawyers wrote Friday (October 14), according to Billboard. “During the litigation, Kebe bragged publicly that she had taken steps to insulate herself from a judgment. And there have been recent online reports that Kebe has moved from Georgia to avoid enforcement of the judgment.”

The judge has ordered an additional briefing on the total amount of the bond, saying he might consider “an amount less than the full amount of the judgment” if properly persuaded.

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