Cardi B did not “mislead” court with Paris trip, a judge has ruled

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The rapper made an announcement in court that he needed to avoid the risky trip, adjourning the trial to February 2022

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During a trial, Cardi B didn’t “mislead” a courtroom by traveling to Paris for Fashion Week earlier this month, a judge ruled.

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The rapper was sued late last year by Kevin Brophy Jr., who alleged that Cardi used his distinctive back tattoo on the cover of his 2016 debut mixtape ‘Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1’ without his permission.

Ahead of the trial scheduled in September, Cardi made an announcement in a courtroom that she needed to avoid risky travel, and as a result, her trial successfully (which would have required her to travel to Southern California) was postponed until February 2022. been done.

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She was then criticized for traveling to Paris in early October for Fashion Week. Cardi defended the decision, arguing that the “significant” and “brief” work opportunities in Paris were not comparable to the roughly one-month-long stay in California that would be required for the trial.

Cardi B during Paris Fashion Week 2021 (Picture: Francois Durand / Getty Images for Messia)

As Rolling stone According to the report, US District Judge Cormac Carney has now ruled in favor of Cardi regarding the adjournment of the trial, as she did not say anything “misleading” in her reasoning for requesting a delay.

In a statement, Carney said he agreed with the rapper that “the trip to Paris Fashion Week was different from traveling to this trial”.

“While she was able to leave her newborn in New York under the care of her mother and a baby nurse for the short trip to Paris, she would not have been able to make such arrangements for the long journey needed to prepare and participate in trial in the case.” Take it,” he said.

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Rolling stone It also noted that Brophy and Cardi are due to meet at a settlement conference on December 1 in an effort to avoid a lawsuit.

Cardi B has not responded to claims in Brophy’s lawsuit.

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