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Trump-supporting beachgoers seek $20M in suit against Cardi B

A bunch of Trump-supporting Lengthy Island beachgoers who’re suing Cardi B mentioned on Tuesday they need no less than $20 million in damages — claiming the rapper unfairly painted them as bigots when posting footage of an argument that they had along with her sister.

The suit, filed this week in Suffolk County Supreme Court docket, costs that the “WAP” singer’s sister, Hennessy Carolina, and her girlfriend, mannequin Michelle Diaz, in reality threatened and spit at Peter Caliendo, his spouse Pauline Caliendo and Manuel Alarcon on Smith Level Seashore on Sept. 6.

After the meat, Cardi B, whose actual identify is Belcalis Almanzar, shared video of the dustup and wrote that Carolina and Diaz have been harassed by “Trump supporters” “all as a result of they’re a Afro/Hispanic homosexual couple.”

At a press convention with their lawyer Tuesday, the plaintiffs insisted that’s not the case.

“We aren’t racist. We aren’t homophobes. I’m a Roman Catholic. I’ve no points in any respect,” Peter Caliendo informed reporters.

“Our popularity is ruined. My popularity is our life. It’s my identify. I promote ambulances.”

Earlier than the heated confrontation between the 2 teams unfolded, Peter approached Diaz to tell her that her Mercedes was blocking Alarcon’s automobile, the suit says, noting that Alarcon was donning a “MAGA” hat and claiming that the Mercedes didn’t have a allow to park on the seaside.

Moments later, Carolina “sprinted from the seaside to the neighborhood of Plaintiffs and Defendant Diaz, holding her cellular phone and filming with that telephone, and shouting foul and threatening language and defamatory statements of mentioned Plaintiffs,” in response to the suit, which provides that there was pro-Trump gear across the Caliendo’s seaside arrange.

Carolina shouted that she would “beat the f—ok out of” the plaintiffs and “deliver my folks” to beat them, the lawsuit alleges, claiming that she then “sprayed copious spittle upon mentioned Plaintiffs as she raged and said mentioned threats.”

Hennessy Carolina and Cardi B
Hennessy Carolina and Cardi BGetty Photographs

The suit costs that Carolina “assaulted” Peter and Alarcon and that they “suffered and proceed to undergo concern, intimidation, emotional misery, melancholy, anxiousness, humiliation, and psychological anguish.”

The suit alleges that Cardi, Carolina and Diaz additionally defamed the group by publishing movies on-line of the incident and accusing them of racism.

Cardi, Carolina and Diaz, “made accessible and supposed to make accessible and to publish the mentioned defamatory phrases” – which included, “bitch half n—-s,” “f—ok these f—king folks,” “shut the f—ok up Karen” and “pink man” – to a number of million folks on the Web.

Carolina, in an audio recording explaining the combat, claimed she and her girlfriend have been informed “go to your f—king nation” through the incident.

“We by no means mentioned that. We didn’t say something about their race,” Pauline Caliendo claimed through the press convention.

Alarcon added: “We’re the victims right here.”

Their lawyer, John Ray, mentioned they’re searching for “no less than $20 million {dollars} collectively” and claimed the movies posted on-line of the incident look like “severely edited and manipulated.”

“They make their residing by occurring the Web and being outrageous and so they appeared for this incident to create a industrial goal. That goal was to make a revenue, to generate profits. That’s what Cardi B is all about. That’s what her proxy sister is all about,” Ray charged.

An lawyer for the Bronx-born rapper didn’t instantly return a request for remark.

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