Cardi B is asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit accusing her of orchestrating an assault.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Cardi accuses Giovanni Arnold of dragging his feet in the lawsuit he brought against her and husband Offset.
Last year, autograph seeker Giovanni Arnold sued over an alleged assault that went down outside a New York hotel in May 2018.
In newly filed documents, Cardi accuses Arnold of failing to turn over his medical records for his alleged injuries. The rapper says he hasn’t provided his therapy bills or doctor bills, along with a list of alleged witnesses. Cardi says she asked for the documents months ago.
Cardi is demanding the entire case be tossed and attorney fees.
In his lawsuit, Arnold accuses Cardi and Offset of orchestrating his beatdown, after asking for her autograph.
Arnold claims that on May 5, following the Met Gala in New York, he was attacked by three of the couple’s bodyguards. He claims he ended up having to go to the hospital for his alleged face, neck, back and body injuries and sued seeking unspecified damages.
Cardi has denied all allegations of wrongdoing and demanded the lawsuit be thrown out. Offset argued Arnold begged to be beat in hopes of collecting a settlement.
I haven’t slept in 20 hours … finna take a two hour nap then shtudio then do this Fashion all over again …Love ya …. @writingonthewall for a vibe ❤️
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) September 29, 2019
His motion read, “Mr. Cephus had no physical contact with Plaintiff and did not intend to put Plaintiff in fear of physical harm. Mr. Cephus also did not order or instruct anyone to attack Plaintiff, or authorize any such attack. In fact, Mr. Cephus did not even witness the alleged attack.”
On the date in question, Offset says he does recall an individual approaching and yelling insults at his wife and him. He was following behind Cardi and noticed the man following them. He claims , “The man continued to yell taunts at Mr. Cephus such as “Please beat me up” and “I’ll take all your money.”
Offset says he believes the man was trying to “goad” him into beating him up so he could collect damages. He says he did not take the man’s bait and continued to walk.
The case is ongoing.