Being used to being exposed in the media does not protect against the psychological consequences of online harassment. Cardi B fell victim to it and felt “extremely suicidal” as YouTuber Tasha K, Latasha Kebe, her real name, spread rumors about her. The interpreter of WAP chose to file a complaint and detailed at the helm the hell she lived.
“I wanted to kill myself,” said TMZ, Cardi B, adding that she felt helpless over the scope of the blogger’s comments. “I felt downhearted and depressed. I didn’t want to sleep with my husband anymore. (…) I had the impression that I did not deserve my child, ”she detailed.
Tasha K’s YouTube account had nearly a million subscribers at the material time, according to Billboard.
Lies and defamation
It was in 2019 that Cardi B filed a complaint, when dozens of videos created by Latasha Kebe were making the buzz on the networks. The YouTuber claimed that the rapper prostituted herself, indulged in degrading sexual practices, took drugs and had several STIs. She has since admitted, according to Law360 following this federal lawsuit, to knowingly lied to generate traffic on her account and therefore earn more money.
“Only a bad guy can do that kind of shit,” added Cardi B at the stand, apologizing for her language to the judge. The trial is due to continue next week.
Cyberbullying is an offense punishable by two years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros if the victim is of age, and up to three years in prison and 45,000 euros of fine if he is a minor. The psychological consequences on the victims, whether famous or not, are serious and the tragic examples more and more numerous. Yououtuber Mava Chou recently ended her life, just like, before her, the young Dinah, a 14-year-old college student who hanged herself after two years of bullying at school and on social networks.