T.I. and Tiny
T.I. & Tiny Respond To New Sexual Assault Allegations From Three Women
T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) and wife Tameka 'Tiny' Harris are speaking out, addressing the three more unnamed women have come forward with sexual assault allegations against them.
According to reports, the three women are represented by attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn. The attorney's spokesperson claim that one 20-year-old woman claimed the couple "pulled out a pill and forced her to swallow it" when she met them at a nightclub in Miami in 2010. Blackburn's spokesperson also said she alleged that she was later taken to a South Beach hotel, where the couple's security allegedly took her phone and T.I. "forced her to take a powdered substance from his finger" and
"[Tiny] undressed her and proceeded to engage in sexual intercourse. She said her body was numb, the room was slowing down, and she could not consent."
The other two women claim T.I. and a male friend of drugged and raped her in a Miami hotel during Memorial Day weekend in 2010. The other woman alleges she was
"drugged... and sex trafficked in Nevada, California, and Florida."
Meanwhile, Steve Sadow, counsel for T.I. and Tiny, provided a statement on the Harrises' behalf to Billboard on Monday (April 5):
"The Harrises are still waiting for the accusers to reveal themselves publicly. By continuing to hide behind anonymous allegations, the unnamed accusers effectively render themselves not credible and unworthy of belief. We say: Let the light shine on their identities so we can go about disproving these scurrilous accusations."
As previously reported, Blackburn is said to be seeking a criminal investigation and approached law enforcement authorities in Georgia and California on behalf of 11 people claiming they were victimized by the couple or their entourage. The alleged incidents occurred between 2005 to 2018 and were described as instances of "sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment," as well as nonsexual intimidation, assault and harassment, said Blackburn.
A spokesperson for T.I. and Tiny responded to the sexual abuse allegations in a joint statement to Billboard at the time.
"Mr. and Mrs. Harris want to be on record and more importantly want the public to know they emphatically deny in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations being made against them by Sabrina Peterson. The Harrises have had difficulty with this woman for well over a decade. They are taking this matter very seriously, and if these allegations don't end, they will take appropriate legal action."
The couple's former friend, Sabrina Peterson, filed a defamation lawsuit against T.I. and Tiny on March 1, claiming T.I. threatened her with a gun and then denied it. She is suing for libel, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other causes of action.
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