Hip-hop couple T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Harris have been accused of a litany of horrifying crimes — together with kidnapping and rape — by greater than 30 ladies.
In a press launch despatched out Sunday, legal professional Tyrone A. Blackburne referred to as for a prison investigation towards the couple after dozens of ladies got here ahead accusing the pair of “a myriad of allegations of compelled drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation in at the least two states, together with California and Georgia.”
On Monday an legal professional for T.I. and Tiny mentioned they “deny within the strongest attainable phrases these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations” and referred to as it a “shakedown.”
At a digital press convention on Monday, Blackburne mentioned he’s witholding the names of the ladies due to issues about potential intimidation.
One lady claims she was employed to do a non-public dance for the couple in 2018, throughout which a spokesperson for Blackburne mentioned “she was compelled to take [MDMA, cocaine and different medicine} and interact in undesirable sexual acts with different ladies. She had her cellular phone and belongings taken and was held towards her will for 3 days.”
In 2015, Tiny allegedly employed a teenage buddy to work as their assistant, and “on one event, T.I. stood over her, and Tiny stood shut by, and T.I. compelled her to open her mouth and swallow eight ecstasy capsules,” Blackburne’s spokesperson added. The alleged sufferer additionally claims that she wasn’t paid for her work as an assistant.
Allegations towards the couple had circulated on social media earlier than Blackburne made his announcement.
“Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka [Tiny] Harris deny within the strongest attainable phrases these
unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We’re assured that if these claims are totally and pretty investigated, no fees might be forthcoming,” Steve Sadow, counsel for the couple, mentioned in an announcement on their behalf. “These allegations are nothing greater than the continuation of a sordid shakedown marketing campaign that started on social media. The Harrises implore everybody to not be taken in by these apparent makes an attempt to govern the press and misuse the justice system.”
Blackburne is submitting a defamation swimsuit towards the couple on behalf of Sabrina Peterson, considered one of their first accusers, who accused the couple of intercourse trafficking and accused T.I. of placing a gun to her head. However he says the opposite, nameless ladies aren’t in search of cash.
“They’re looking for justice… These ladies have by no means put forth a request for cash. They’ve by no means requested for cash. Steve Sadow, perhaps he misspoke… I didn’t ask him for a greenback and from what I received from the conversations we had from the emails, they have been very, very keen on killing this story and these claims,” Blackburne mentioned through the press convention. “They didn’t need this to return out.”
Sadow responded with one other assertion denying that he tried to “make a deal” to kill the story.
“That’s patently false. I reached out to see if he would share any info since his
identify was posted on Instagram because the legal professional for Sabrina Peterson. Blackburn [sic]
repeatedly refused to supply the names of his accuser-clients or any corroborating
or supporting proof of his groundless claims. The Harrises repeat that they’re
assured if a radical and truthful investigation is performed, no fees might be
Vh1 suspended manufacturing of their actuality present, ““T.I. & Tiny: Associates & Household Hustle,” after Peterson made her accusations.