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Saliva Spray earns Cardi B, Hennessy lawsuit

Cardi B and her sister, Hennessy Carolina, are now facing charges for a fight that broke out recently in Suffolk County, New York. 

The rapper decided to soak up the sun with her sister and her sister’s girlfriend Michelle Diaz at a beach near Smith Point.. 

According to the lawsuit filed in Suffolk County, three people claimed that they were at the beach when Cardi B and her group decided to block their vehicle. One of the claimants was wearing a MAGA hat and decided to approach Diaz which prompted Carolina to begin filming the interaction. 

The group claims that Cardi B’s sister “sprayed ample saliva upon the said claimant as she raged.” This was alarming due to the dangers of the coronavirus, according to an official statement. 

According to that statement, Hennessy “knew or should have known that her spraying of saliva upon claimant at a time when COVID-19 virus infection was a nation-wide threat to all persons in the U.S., was assaulting, threatening and intimidating.”

Carolina then decided to post and share videos of the interaction on Instagram to her nearly 10 million followers. Those who filed the lawsuit are claiming that she edited the video to make herself seem innocent and therefore manipulated evidence for this case.

In fact, one stated that Carolina’s intended goal was “to remove portions thereof, and thereby hold claimants in a false light, so as to tend to expose and in fact expose each claimant to public contempt, ridicule and disgrace and harm,” and that she also accused the claimants of “racism.”

Cardi B, Hennessy Carolina and Michelle Diaz are now facing charges of defamation of character and violating civil rights to privacy. In addition, Carolina is also separately facing the charge of assault and battery. 

John Ray, the claimants’ attorney, made a statement to ABC New York about the situation. 

“These peaceful Suffolk County residents were quietly enjoying a Sunday at the Smith Point beach with their families, when rap celebrity Hennessy Carolina suddenly approached them, raging, spitting, insulting, assaulting, defaming and threatening them, all the while videotaping them because one of them wore a MAGA hat,” Ray said. 

He continued the statement by further explaining that “Hennessy, Cardi B and celebrity model Michelle Diaz deviously edited the videotape and published the edited version all over social media, across the world for all to see, and maliciously falsely labeled these residents and their families as ‘N…s’ and as racists. … Real threats of harm were made. They live in fear now. Their reputations have been ruined.”

Although none of the claimants have the coronavirus or suffered physical injuries, Ray said that his clients are going to seek “substantial damages.” 

The man in the video was referenced as “Karen,” “Pink Man” and “Santa Claus” by Cardi B, Carolina and Diaz. 

Carolina said that they were harassed because the group “saw us parking here and we were speaking Spanish and we’re mixed.”

This situation has caused mixed reactions and feelings online. However, many are labeling this another “Karen” situation and taking the side of Cardi B and her sister. 

The video of this incident has gone viral on social media. Both Cardi B and Hennessy Carolina have shared the footage with their millions of followers online. The video has now been deleted and removed from their profiles after the lawsuit was filed.