Cardi B has something to celebrate tonight … she just kicked ass in a defamation case … legally, that is.
TMZ broke the story … Cardi and her sister, Hennessy Carolina, were sued by 3 people in NYC over a squabble in the Hamptons back in September, 2020.
Hennessy and her friends showed up a Smith Point Beach and ran into 3 other beachgoers, one of whom was wearing a MAGA hat. The 3 people claim Hennessy spit on one of them and engaged in insulting and threatening behavior. The lawsuit claims Hennessy called the group “racist, MAGA supporters.” They say the term “racist’ hurled at them was defamatory.
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Cardi, who was not there, tweeted a video of the altercation, claiming her sister and her friends were being targeted because they are Afro-Hispanic and gay. The video included Hennessy calling the 3 people racist.
The 3 beachgoers sued for defamation as well as assault and battery.
A New York trial judge just dismissed the case, and it’s a solid win for Cardi and Hennessy. As for defamation, the judge said these were all just general insults that do not rise to the level of defamation.
As for spitting — the basis for the assault and battery claim — the judge said even if spit shot out from Hennessy’s mouth — there was no proof whatsoever she intended to target any of the plaintiffs. In fact, the judge noted the plaintiffs never even alleged that was Hennessy’s intent.
Score a big one for Cardi and her sis.