Cardi B has been ordered to put a temporary stop to her collection efforts against disgraced YouTuber Tasha K.
According to court documents obtained by HipHopDX, Cardi B (real name Belcalis Almanzar) was one of thirty debtors notified about the Unwine with Tasha K (real name Latasha Kebe) filing. Cardi B was notified of the filing through her attorney, Lisa Moore. Other parties that were notified of the filing included the IRS, the Broward County Tax Collector, the Florida Department of Revenue, and Bank of America.
The notification makes clear that all collection efforts by all parties must be halted as of Friday (June 2) while the courts sort out Tasha K’s finances. “The filing of the case imposed an automatic stay against most collection activities. This means that creditors generally may not take action to collect debts from the debtors or the debtors’ property,” reads the order. “For example, while the stay is in effect, creditors cannot sue, garnish wages, assert a deficiency, repossess property, or otherwise try to collect from the debtors.”
The order continues: “Creditors cannot demand repayment from debtors by mail, phone, or otherwise. Creditors who violate the stay can be required to pay actual and punitive damages and attorney’s fees. Under certain circumstances, the stay may be limited to 30 days or not exist at all, although debtors can ask the court to extend or impose a stay.”
On July 19, the Hon. Scott M. Grossman will hold a status conference in this issue. Tasha K., her attorney, and the Chapter 11 trustee, whose responsibility it is to supervise the case’s administration, make recommendations, and issue orders of repayment plans — must all be in attendance.
Furthermore, Tasha K has until August 23 to file a repayment plan under her Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing; if she fails to do so, the bankruptcy may be discharged, and collection efforts (including those made by Cardi B) will resume.
Additionally, if Tasha doesn’t follow her repayment plan after filing for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy may be dismissed, and collection efforts will resume.
Tasha K filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month after being ordered by a judge to pay Cardi almost $4 million in defamation damages.
The Grammy-winning rapper filed a lawsuit against the blogger in 2019 after what she believed was a malicious smear campaign that included several false accusations about her, such as that she had herpes, used a beer bottle as a sex toy when she was an exotic dancer, working as a prostitute, and was a cocaine addict.
When a jury ruled in favor of Cardi in January of last year, she was awarded more than $2.5 million in damages and an additional $1.3 million to cover the rapper’s legal costs. Per her Chapter 11 filing, though, Tasha lists having only $95 in her Chase Bank account.
Her personal property, which included handbags, automobiles, clothes, an engagement ring, and items linked to her company, came to a total of $58,595.56. She currently is not being evicted from her home.
Tasha K filed an appeal against the decision, but in March the court decided to uphold the verdict. Cardi confessed to the jury that the incident led to some mental health problems, saying, “I felt extremely suicidal. I felt defeated and depressed and I didn’t want to sleep with my husband… Only an evil person could do that shit.”