A lawyer representing nearly a dozen individuals is asking for a sexual abuse investigation in opposition to rapper T.I. and his spouse Tameka “Tiny” Harris.
In a letter despatched to state and federal authorities in Georgia and California, lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn, who’s representing the 11 “victimized” individuals, alleged “sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment” in opposition to the rapper (delivery identify Clifford Harris) and his spouse spanning from 2005 to 2018, the New York Times experiences.
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Five of the victims cited within the letters claimed they have been raped or sexually assaulted by the couple. One of the ladies, a army veteran, says she was drugged by the couple after assembly them at a membership; she was later taken to their resort room — experiencing the results of the alleged drugging — the place she claimed Tiny bathed her and T.I., and the three then engaged in intercourse, throughout which the lady vomited.
“The next thing she remembers was waking up naked on the couch, with a towel thrown over her, with a very sore vagina,” the letter states. Friends of the lady corroborated her story to the Times.
In an announcement to Rolling Stone, the couple’s lawyer Steve Sadow mentioned, “Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming. These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media. The Harrises implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”
After a number of ladies shared their accusations of sexual abuse in opposition to T.I. and Tiny on social media — together with Sabrina Peterson, who in January accused T.I. of placing a gun to her head in an Instagram put up. She then used her account to share statements from over 30 ladies who claimed they’d been drugged, coerced or pressured into intercourse, and trafficked by the Harrises — manufacturing was halted on the fourth season of the couple’s VH1. actuality present T.I. and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle. Blackburn informed the Times that none of his purchasers have been among the many ladies who alleged sexual abuse on social media.
A spokesperson for MTV Entertainment mentioned, “We are aware of the allegations, and while they are not connected to our show, we have reached out to T.I. and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials. Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.”
T.I.’s spokesperson mentioned in an announcement, “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.”
T.I. himself addressed the allegations in a January 29th eight-minute video posted on Instagram. “We vehemently deny ALL these disgusting, anonymous allegations,” the rapper wrote, saying that whereas “women who have been victimized deserve to be heard… however, evil has no gender. People with evil intentions have no gender. A threat comes in all shapes and sizes. I would never treat a woman the same way I would treat a threat.”
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