Talib Kweli Seeks $300K In Damages Against Jezebel For “Emotional Distress”
New York rapper Talib Kweli has filed a lawsuit against G/O Media and a Jezebel writer for an article published two years ago. The songster is seeking $300k in damages for the “emotional; distress” the article allegedly caused him.
The controversial article, dubbed “Talib Kweli’s Harassment Campaign Shows How Unprotected Black Women Are Online and Off,” illuminated the rapper’s interaction with a 24-year-old student called Maya Moody.
The heated exchange between the two, which lasted over 12 hours, led to the suspension of Talib Kweli’s Twitter account for violating the rules of the microblogging platform.
It may have been two years since the publication of the article, but Talib Kweli is in no mood to let things slide. The said article, he claimed, caused him into a depression state of loss of appetite, sleeplessness, edgy, anxiety, and discomfort around certain women.
So he’d approached the New York Supreme Court to seek redress. Jezebel acknowledged the lawsuit in a statement.
Well, with the case already in court, it will be interesting to see what the court will rule on it and who among the litigants will emerge victorious at the end of the day. So stay tuned for updates if you please.