T.I. and Tiny are subjects of a criminal investigation for sexual assault. Allegations are made by eleven people in multiple states.
T.I. and Tiny Investigated By Authorities In Georgia And California
Superstar rapper and actor Clifford Harris, Jr., known as T.I., and his wife Tameka (Tiny of girl singing group Xscape fame) are in hot water right about now. Eleven people accuse the celebrity couple of sexual assault. Specifically, they say they were victimized by them, and/or members of their entourage.
Tyrone Blackburn, a lawyer based in New York wrote letters to the federal prosecutors and the Attorney Generals in both California and Georgia. 4 women allege that they were drugged and sexually assaulted. Additionally, there are also allegations of rape in some instances. According to this lawyer, these instances allegedly occurred over more than a decade, starting in 2005.
Also alleged is that the most recent incident happened in 2017 or 2018. Though none of the women apparently know each other, their allegations are eerily similar, according to Blackburn. Among what they are alleging –
- sexual abuse
- forced ingestion of illegal narcotics
- terroristic threats
- false imprisonment
All these alleged crimes are said to be at the command of T.I., his wife Tiny Harris, and their employees. Also included in Mr. Blackburn’s letters are instances of nonsexual intimidation, assault and harassment, according to The Washington Times.
Tiny and T.I. Deny All Allegations Made Against Them
T.I. and Tiny, through their lawyer Steve Sadow, have denied all allegations with the following statement –
“deny in the strongest possible terms these baseless and unjustified allegations.”
“We fully expect 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 and now attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”
As reported by the New York Times, the accusers include a former friend-turned-assistant, an exotic dancer, a military veteran, and a teen-aged intern at T.I.’s studio (Grand Hustle) and record label.
SeveRal Women Already Interviewed
Several of the women have already been interviewed. Portraying the rapper and his wife as the aggressors, they describe scenes that include drugs, alcohol, money, and celebrity status. All to prey and entrap the women for sexual encounters. They were even threatened with violence, according to this letter, if they should ever speak out.
Fearing for their lives, these women have remained silent…until now. As stated by attorney Blackburn, they are more than willing to speak out in a criminal court.
Mr. and Mrs. Harris, who starred in the reality show, “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle“, are parents to 7 children between them., including sharing their 2 sons, King and Major, and a baby girl, Heiress.
This story, which first gained momentum on social media, is formally under investigation and continues to evolve.
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