Cardi B She has something to celebrate tonight… She was recently kicked out in a defamation case… Legally speaking, that is.
TMZ broke the story… Cardi and her sister, Hennessy Carolinaby 3 people in New York City over a fight in the Hamptons in September 2020.
Hennessy and her friends showed up at Smith Point Beach and encountered 3 other beachgoers, one of whom was wearing a MAGA hat. The three people allege that Hennessy spat on one of them and engaged in insulting and threatening behaviour. The lawsuit alleges that Hennessy described the group as “racists and MAGA supporters”. They say the phrase “racist” thrown at them was defamatory.
Cardi, who was not there, tweeted a video of the altercation, claiming that her sister and her friends were targeted because they are Afro-Hispanic and gay. The video included Hennessy calling the three people racist.
3 beachgoers File a lawsuit for defamation As well as assault and battery.
A New York court judge just dismissed the case, a solid win for Cardi and Hennessy. Regarding defamation, the judge said that these are all public insults that do not amount to defamation.
As for spitting – the basis of the assault and battery allegation – the judge said even if the spit came out of Hennessy’s mouth – there was absolutely no evidence that she intended to target any of the plaintiffs. In fact, the judge noted that the plaintiffs had never claimed that this was Hennessy’s intention.
It was a huge hit for Cardi and her sister.