Rapper Cardi B., her sister Hennessy Carolina, and model Michelle Diaz are facing a lawsuit after a clash with Trump supporters at the beach.
The beachgoers are suing Carolina for assault, battery, defamation, and civil rights violations after a confrontation that took place on September 6th on Smith Point Beach. The lawyer for the beachgoers says Cardi B. and Diaz are also named in the lawsuit for defamation.
Cardi B. shared a video on Twitter that appears to shows part of the clash. The “WAP” hitmaker wrote “You wanna know why joe gotta talk to me Candice cause I have the #1 song & yet my sister can’t go to the beach in the Hampton’s wit out trump supporters harassing cause they were by themselves & Santa Claus was harassing my sis GF all because they are a Afro/Hispanic gay couple.”
You wanna know why joe gotta talk to me Candice cause I have the #1 song & yet my sister can’t go to the beach in the Hampton’s wit out trump supporters harassing cause they were by themselves & Santa Claus was harassing my sis GF all because they are a Afro/Hispanic gay couple https://t.co/OLQX2mrzbp pic.twitter.com/ISfJStODme
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 6, 2020
John Ray said, the attorney’s for the beachgoers said “These peaceful Suffolk County residents were quietly enjoying a Sunday at the Smith Point beach with their families, when rap celebrity Hennessy Carolina suddenly approached them, raging, spitting, insulting, assaulting, defaming and threatening them, all the while videotaping them because one of them wore a MAGA hat.”
Peter Caliendo, one of the beachgoers represented by Ray said “It happened so fast. We’re just sitting there relaxing like we always do and all at once we’re being attacked.”
According to ABC News:
The Caliendos had a Trump flag on their car and Alarcon was wearing a MAGA hat.
They say Hennessy Carolina’s girlfriend Michelle Diaz pulled up and blocked some cars in.
“Very nicely said, you must not be from here because you don’t know the etiquette of the beach,” Peter Caliendo said.
The three say out of nowhere they saw Carolina running at them from the water, screaming with her cell phone recording.
Manuel Alarco, who was wearing the MAGA hat during the incident said “I had no idea of who they are, how they are, no clue. To me, they were just two girls with a dog, that was it and they parked in front of me. It’s a shame that it had to go to a level like this. I don’t deserve this. This is not something people should go through.”