An legal professional has requested authorities to launch a felony investigation towards Clifford “T.I.” Harris, and his spouse Tameka “Tiny” Harris (T&T) after dozens of girls have come ahead with allegations of sexual abuse. Based on a press launch from T.A. Blackburn Legislation, greater than 30 ladies have accused the couple of “pressured drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation” in a minimum of two states together with California and Georgia.
“These felony allegations span over fifteen years of methodical, sadistic abuse towards ladies in varied venues all through the nation,” the press launch continues. “These particular person claims paint eerily constant allegations of girls previous to or upon instantly getting into T&T’s residence, lodge, or tour bus have been coerced by Tiny to ingest medicine or unknowingly administered medicine to impair the victims’ means to consent to subsequent vile sexual acts.”
The allegations started final month, when the couple’s former worker Sabrina Peterson claimed on Instagram that the rapper as soon as held her at gunpoint and shared accounts from greater than two dozen ladies who described being pressured to take medicine, strip, and interact in sexual acts with T.I. and Tiny, or others, current. On Monday, March 1, Blackburn plans to file a defamation lawsuit once more T&T on behalf of Peterson.
The Harrises’ spokesperson issued an announcement on Jan. 29, denying all accusations. “Mr. and Mrs. Harris need to be on file and extra importantly need the general public to know they emphatically deny within the strongest manner potential the egregiously appalling allegations being made towards them by Sabrina Peterson,” it reads. “The Harrises have had issue with this girl for nicely over a decade. They’re taking this matter very severely, and if these allegations don’t finish, they may take applicable authorized motion.”
T.I. mirrored this sentiment in an Instagram video, saying all his sexual encounters have been consensual. Earlier this month, manufacturing on the Harrises’ VH1 actuality sequence T.I. And Tiny: Buddies And Household Hustle was suspended in wake of the allegations.
SPIN has reached out to T.I.’s group for touch upon the upcoming investigation.