T.I. and Tiny Accused of Sexual Abuse by 11 Victims
An attorney has asked authorities to launch a criminal investigation against T.I. and his wife Tiny after dozens of women have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse.
According to a press release from New York-basedT.A. Blackburn Law, more than 30 women have contacted him and have accused the couple and their associates of “forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation” in at least two states including California and Georgia.
The attorney has sent letters to the state attorneys general of California and Georgia asking them to open an investigation.
The release says, “These criminal allegations span over fifteen years of methodical, sadistic abuse against women in various venues throughout the country. 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.”
Blackburn is representing 11 of the accusers. However, T.I. and Tiny’s attorney denied the accusations in a statement. His attorney said, “T.I. and Tiny 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.”
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 2 dozen women who described being pressured to take drugs, strip, and engage in sexual acts with T.I. and Tiny, or others, present.
Today, Blackburn plans to file a defamation lawsuit against T.I. and Tiny.