WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Eleven women claimed on social media that they were sexually abused by rapper T.I. and his wife “Tiny” Harris.
- The couple strongly denies the “egregiously appalling” allegations that are “unsubstantiated and baseless.”
- Among the women who made the allegations was Sabrina Peterson, a woman who, according to the couple’s lawyer, has caused T.I. and Tiny trouble for over a decade.
Lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn is representing 11 “victimized” people who claim they were sexually abused by rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris.
Blackburn sent a letter to state and federal authorities in Georgia and California. In the letter, victims from 2005 to 2018 accuse the rapper (Clifford Harris) and his wife of “sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment”, says a report from the New York Times.
Five of those victims say the couple allegedly raped or sexually assaulted them.
Steve Sadow, the couple’s lawyer, said in a statement to Rolling Stone that the couple strongly denies these “unsubstantiated and baseless allegations” that are “obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”
Sadow said the claims are just a continuation of a “sordid shakedown campaign” that started after multiple women on social media shared their accusations of sexual abuse against T.I. and Tiny.
Among those women was Sabrina Peterson, who posted on Instagram, accusing T.I. of putting a gun to her head back in January.
T.I.’s spokesperson said that the couple has had trouble with Peterson for over a decade and that the allegations being made against them are “egregiously appalling.”
The stir caused by the allegations has also halted production on T.I. and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle, the couple’s VH1. reality show. Blackburn told Times that none of the women claiming sexual abuse were connected to the show. An MTV Entertainment spokesperson said they “decided to suspend production in order to gather more information” regarding the serious allegations.
In an Instagram video, T.I. addressed the allegations on January 29, saying that though victimized women deserved to be heard, “evil has no gender… A threat comes in all shapes and sizes.”
Source: Yahoo Entertainment