T.I. and Tiny Accused of Sexual Assault by 30 Women
An attorney has asked authorities to launch a criminal investigation against Clifford “T.I.” Harris, and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris (T&T) after dozens of women have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse. According to a press release from T.A. Blackburn Law, more than 30 women have accused the couple of “forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation” in at least two states including California and Georgia.
“These criminal allegations span over fifteen years of methodical, sadistic abuse against women in various venues throughout the country,” the press release continues. “These individual claims paint eerily consistent allegations of women prior to or upon immediately entering T&T’s home, hotel, or tour bus were coerced by Tiny to ingest drugs or unknowingly administered drugs to impair the victims’ ability to consent to subsequent vile sexual acts.”
The allegations began last month, when the couple’s former employee Sabrina Peterson claimed on Instagram that the rapper once held her at gunpoint and shared accounts from more than two dozen women who described being pressured to take drugs, strip, and engage in sexual acts with T.I. and Tiny, or others, present. On Monday, March 1, Blackburn plans to file a defamation lawsuit again T&T on behalf of Peterson.
The Harrises’ spokesperson issued a statement on Jan. 29, denying all accusations. “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,” it reads. “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. mirrored this sentiment in an Instagram video, saying all his sexual encounters have been consensual. Earlier this month, production on the Harrises’ VH1 reality series T.I. And Tiny: Friends And Family Hustle was suspended in wake of the allegations.
SPIN has reached out to T.I.’s team for comment on the impending investigation.