T.I. and Tiny Dismiss New Sexual Assault Allegations
T.I. and Tiny continue to face sexual assault allegations. Last week, New York lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn announced he was “speaking with investigators from multiple jurisdictions to pursue criminal charges. In fact, three new alleged victims have come forward.
According to The Guardian, one woman claims that the couple forced her to take drugs. Then they took her to a hotel for sex where “she could not consent” in 2010. Another woman alleges Tip and a male friend drugged and raped her in a hotel room that same year. Moreover, the third woman says she was drugged and “sex trafficked in Nevada, California and Florida.”
Attorney Sadow Speaks on The Couple’s Behalf
Attorney Steve Sadow emphasizes that the women refuse to identify themselves. However, they are working hard to diminish the couple’s character.
“The Harrises are still waiting for the accusers to reveal themselves publicly, “Sadow said in a statement to HipHopDX.
“By continuing to hide behind anonymous allegations, the unnamed accusers effectively render themselves not credible and unworthy of belief. We say: let the light shine on their identities so we can go about disproving these scurrilous accusations.”
Sadow’s statement reflects the Harris’ last one.
Blackburn Speaks Up For the Women
In March, Blackburn, the representative of eight of the other accusers said that five additional women and one man had come forward. They allege that the couple drugged them and took advantage of them anywhere between 2008 and 2015. Blackburn admitted that he’d only taken on one of the alleged victims’ cases at the time because it was the “only one he could corroborate.”
“The Harrises continue to deny in the strongest possible terms these scurrilous and unsubstantiated accusations,” Sadow said. “We await Blackburn exposing his anonymous accusers to the light of day, by revealing their names, so we will be in a position to confront their allegations. By Blackburn choosing instead to misuse the media for his own publicity and hiding the identities of his clients from the public and us, he makes it impossible for us to do so now. We fully expect if the claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be brought.”
Tracking The Accusations
The accusations started at the top of the year when Tiny’s ex-friend Sabrina Peterson claimed T.I. once held a gun to her head. From that point, numerous people shockingly accused the couple of sexual misconduct and sexual assault. But at least one accuser later shared that she fabricated the entire story just for clout.
Peterson has a history of stalking and harassment in Georgia and reportedly served prison time for “slicing and dicing” a former friend. Last month, Peterson filed a defamation lawsuit against Tip and Tiny. She feels harassed because of the couple’s public statements and social media posts, which they issued following Peterson’s bombshell claim in January.
“[T.I. and Tiny] deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations,” Sadow said. “These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media.” He says they “implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”
The Harris’ stick to their stance of not forcing anyone to perform any acts unwillingly.