Cardi B wins defamation lawsuit against ‘racist MAGA supporters’. 

Cardi B wins defamation lawsuit

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Cardi B wins defamation lawsuit after being sued by a group of ‘racist MAGA supporters’ in the Hamptons. The judge dismissed the lawsuit saying the plaintiffs, “have failed to allege any special harm or defamation per se”.

On Sept. 21, 2020, Peter Caliendo, Pauline Caliendo and Manuel Alarcon filed a lawsuit against Cardi, her sister Hennessy Carolina and Hennessy’s girlfriend Michelle Diaz. This came after an altercation on Sept. 6, 2020, over parking at Smith Point Beach.

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The trio alleged that Hennessy and her girlfriend illegally parked their Mercedes G6 on the beach, blocking their vehicle.

What’s more, the trio, who were sporting Maga hats with a “Trump” flag on their vehicle, accused Hennessy of battery, assault and defamation. She was accused of defamation for calling the trio, “racist, MAGA supporters”. The lawsuit claimed that the term “racist” was defamatory.

Additionally, the group claimed Hennessy battered Alarcon and Peter Caliendo by potentially exposing them to COVID. They claimed she allegedly “sprayed her copious spittle” on them.

This claim didn’t hold up in court either as Judge William Condon found she made no “menacing gestures” and had no intention for her spit “to make bodily contact with the plaintiffs”.

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Cardi B’s Involvement

Despite being named in the lawsuit, the Grammy winner was not present for the confrontation. After the altercation, Cardi took to Tweeter and accused the trio of racism and homophobia.

Cardi posted a video of the altercation with the caption, My sister can’t go to the beach in the Hampton’s wit out trump supporters harassing cause they were by themselves & Santa Claus was harassing my sis GF all because they are a Afro/Hispanic gay couple”.

The video depicts Hennessy engaging in a heated argument with a woman and two men.

“[In the video] she exclaimed, ‘I got a dildo, I’m gonna shove it up your ass then your husband’s ass,’ despite the fact that she was in the middle of a crowded beach without a dildo,” the filing argued. “This hyperbolic and figurative language cannot form the basis of a defamation claim.”

Cardi was subsequently accused of defamation for her comments. On Friday Judge William Condon granted Cardi’s request to dismiss the lawsuit.

“They cannot specifically identify who the defamatory statements were made to,” he wrote in his decision. “Further, neither Cardi B nor Michelle Diaz made any defamatory statements or publish(ed) any video to the Internet concerning the incident. The words uttered to plaintiffs do not arise to defamatory language as they were merely general insults.”