Cardi B has scored a small victory in her $30 million battle with her former manager, as a judge sided with the singer by sealing her videotaped deposition and private texts with Offset.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a New York federal judge has ordered the videotape and transcript of Cardi B’s upcoming deposition sealed.
The judge ruled, “The Court concludes that the status of Belcalis Almanzar as a person of public interest, as well as the privacy interest enjoyed by any litigant, strongly counsel in favor of limiting the use of the video version of the deposition. Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that the video version of the deposition of Belcalis Almanzar shall be used only for purposes of this litigation and shall not be filed or otherwise disseminated to any member of the public without permission of the Court.”
Cardi recently went to court pleading for a protective order for her upcoming videotaped deposition in the case. Shaft will be deposing the singer and asking her about a variety of things. Cardi believes she will be asked about her finances and private conversations with husband Offset.
Cardi’s former manager Shaft demanded she be shut down and wanted no protective order. A judge didn’t see things his way and sided with the singer.