With a trial lurking in Cardi B’s defamation lawsuit against a vlogger accused of spreading false information about her having herpes, a federal judge has ordered a California hospital to turn over STD tests performed on the rapper, according to Billboard.
In a Monday order, Judge William M. Ray II ordered the UCLA Center for Women’s Pelvic Health to produce “any and all medical records within your possession related solely to the testing for Herpes and HPV for Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar,” making reference to Cardi B by her birth name.
Cardi B filed a libel lawsuit against a blogger named Latasha Kebe (Tasha K) on Monday, and the order came on Monday.
The case accuses Kebe of conducting a “malicious campaign” to harm Cardi B’s public image, including the release of dozens of videos containing allegedly baseless allegations about prostitution, narcotics use, and sexually transmitted diseases.
A jury trial is set to begin on January 5.