T.I. Wins Small Victory In Court Against Woman Who Says He Held Gun To Her Head
T.I. is nearing the end of a lengthy legal battle against Sabrina Peterson. The woman is a former friend of his wife, Tiny Harris. Peterson filed a lawsuit in 2021, accusing the rapper of harassment. She claimed that T.I. held her at gunpoint. However, a California judge's recent decision has struck down several claims in Peterson's lawsuit. According to Law360, the Second District Court of Appeal in California dismissed Peterson's claims for trade libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and intentional and negligent interference with prospective economic advantage. T.I. and Tiny had filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. In it, they have cited California's anti-SLAPP law, which protects free speech.
While the couple's initial motion was denied, the appeals court ultimately sided with them. However, Peterson's case has not been completely dismissed. She is now required to pay the couple's legal fees and costs incurred in moving to strike the claims on which they prevailed. T.I. and Tiny's lawyer, Andrew B. Brettler, expressed satisfaction with the decision. He says he and is confident in clearing his clients of Peterson's defamation and false claims.
T.I. and Tiny Fight Back Against Allegations
The controversy began in January 2021 when Peterson, previously believed to be a friend of Tiny Harris, alleged on Instagram that T.I. had put a gun to her head in front of her children. She claimed the incident occurred while she was defending herself against T.I.'s former female assistant, whom she accused of mistreating Tiny. Peterson also publicized allegations of sexual assault made by other women against T.I. and Tiny. In response, the couple denied these accusations on social media.
In her posts about the alleged incident, Peterson had quite a bit to say. "The sad part about being a woman & BEING A BLACK WOMAN IS THIS! The public PRAISES OUR PREDATORS! [T.I.], you PUT A GUN TO MY HEAD IN FRONT OF CHILDREN & I NEVER CALLED THE POLICE ON YOU! But for years, you have painted me as the VILLAIN!" she wrote. What do you think of the case? Make sure to sound off in the comments below! Stay tuned to HNHH for all the latest updates.
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