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, real name Latasha Kebe, started rumors about her.
chose to file a complaint and detailed the hell she went through at the bar.
"I wanted to kill myself," said Cardi B, according to TMZ, adding that she felt powerless over the scope of the blogger's comments.
“I felt down 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 time, according to Billboard.
Lies and defamation
It was in 2019 that Cardi B filed a complaint, when several dozen videos created by Latasha Kebe were buzzing on the networks.
The youtuber claimed that the rapper was a prostitute, engaged in degrading sexual practices, took drugs and was suffering from several STIs.
She has since admitted, according to Law360 which follows this federal lawsuit, that she knowingly lied to generate traffic on her account and therefore earn more money.
“Only an evil person can do this kind of shit,” Cardi B added to the stand, while 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 an adult, and up to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros if they are a minor.
The psychological consequences for the victims, whether they are famous or not, are serious and the tragic examples are more and more numerous.
YouTuber Mava Chou recently ended her life, just like, before her, the young Dinah, a 14-year-old schoolgirl who hanged herself after two years of bullying at school and on social networks.
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