Cardi B’s legal entanglements with gossip blogger Tasha K, also known as Latasha Kebe, are taking new turns as court documents reveal the rapper’s legal team has requested Patricia Haynes to comply with a subpoena.
The request suggests that Haynes may possess information regarding offshore accounts linked to Tasha K, which were allegedly not disclosed during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
Cardi’s attorneys assert that Tasha K’s failure to disclose these assets could potentially violate 18 U.S.C. § 152, which outlines penalties for knowingly and fraudulently concealing property from court authorities or creditors in connection with bankruptcy proceedings.
If proven, Tasha K might face additional fines and a federal prison sentence of up to five years.
The legal dispute originated from a 2019 defamation lawsuit filed by Cardi B against Tasha K.
The rapper accused the blogger of spreading false statements about her in various videos. Cardi secured a $4 million settlement after Tasha K’s bankruptcy claim was rejected by a judge.
In October, Cardi hinted at a possible reconsideration of her position, expressing empathy during a Twitter Spaces session.
“It don’t make me happy seeing somebody else going through some shit. It don’t make me happy seeing people with tears on their face,” Cardi stated.
Despite Cardi’s initial shift in perspective, recent developments may have led to a reassessment.
In November, Tasha K interviewed with Brother Bilaal, who made controversial claims about Will Smith and Duane Martin.
Cardi, in response, expressed frustration with the situation, highlighting the challenges faced by individuals targeted by false stories and urging journalists to distinguish truth from falsehood.
Further complicating Tasha K’s legal situation, in December, Kevin Hart filed an extortion lawsuit against her. The lawsuit alleges that Tasha K threatened to release an interview with Hart’s former assistant, Miesha Shakes, and demanded a “ransom” of $250,000 to withhold the interview.