Singer R. Kelly has filed a lawsuit against officers from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) and a popular vlogger Latasha Transrina Kebe, AKA Tasha K, for allegedly leaking his personal information. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The complaint states that the prison officers illegally accessed Kelly’s records, in violation of the Privacy Act, and allegedly leaked them to Tasha K, who published the information in a video.
The lawsuit claims that Tasha K has a history of making false and defamatory statements about Kelly. Kelly claims that the officers obtained his records “for the purpose of furthering a conspiracy to harass and defame him.” Kelly seeks a court order prohibiting the FBOP officers from further accessing or disseminating his records. He also seeks compensatory damages, punitive damages, and legal fees from both the FBOP officers and Tasha K.
In a statement, Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, said: “The lawsuit makes clear that these individuals conspired to violate Mr. Kelly’s rights and that the information was obtained illegally. We will take all steps necessary to ensure that those responsible are held accountable.”
Tasha K is no stranger to scandal, as rapper Cardi B sued the vlogger last year claiming she published several false and defamatory statements about her. In the lawsuit, Cardi B states that the vlogger accused her of being a prostitute, drug user, and stated she was infected with herpes. The lawsuit was filed against Tasha K and her company Kebe Studios LLC. When the verdict came in, jurors decided in Cardi B’s favor ordering he vlogger to pay over $ 3 million dollars in damages.
The FBOP has not commented on the lawsuit. It remains to be seen how this will play out in court. However, if Kelly is successful, it could result in significant financial penalties for the FBOP officers and Tasha K.
Written by: Steven Ragsdale & Aminah Sillah Baker