The assault involved a fan asking for an autograph
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Cardi B and Offset – one-third of the group Migos – were alleged to have ordered three members of their security team to “savage[ly] assault” Giovanni Arnold after he asked the pair for their autographs following a Met Gala afterparty on May 8, 2018.
Arnold claimed that after he asked for the autographs, Cardi responded by saying, “Fuck outta here, n**a. I will slap the shit out of you.” He said that Offset added: “Shut up, bro, before a n**a beat you out here.”
A video obtained by TMZ appeared to show three men beating Arnold, punching him, and then stomping on his face while he was on the ground.
It is now being reported that the alleged victim has refused to be interviewed by New York City Police Department detectives despite the existence of the footage. Therefore all parties involved will not face charges.
However, there is still a civil lawsuit open that was filed last May by Arnold’s lawyer, Daniel Szalkiewicz.
In it, Arnold claims that he was “severely injured” as a result of the alleged attack, which he says took place at approximately 2:15am on May 8, 2018.
“Plaintiff, who never once physically lashed out at Defendants, laid on the ground protecting his face and body while the Unknown Assailants piled on top of him and continuously hit him,” the suit alleges.
In addition, it claims that Offset and Cardi B “frequently instigate violent confrontations with fans and individuals,” and that the “brawl marks the third time Offset has been accused of provoking violence.”
Arnold is seeking unspecified damages for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress.
In other news, Cardi B has applied to trademark her “Okurrr” catchphrase.
Cardi’s company Washpoppin Inc. filed the trademark application on March 11, with the intention being to trademark the use of ‘Okurrr’ on merchandise like t-shirts, hoodies and “paper goods – namely paper cups and posters.”