T.I. And Tiny Respond To Three New Sexual Allegations
T.I. and Tiny have been hit with sexual abuse allegations from three more women, Page Six reports.
The women join a list of “dozens” of clients with similar claims against Clifford “T.I.” Harris and Tameka “Tiny” Harris; the accusers are being represented by Tyrone A. Blackburn. The unnamed individuals being represented by Blackburn, the attorney representing a growing list of people with allegations against the couple. Per Page Six, they have made “a myriad of allegations of forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation.
The three women are not disclosing their identities at this time. In a statement to Billboard, the couple’s lawyer Steve Sadow said: “The Harrises are still waiting for the accusers to reveal themselves publicly. 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 went on to say, “their continued unwillingness and refusal to do so compromises and undermines every single allegation being made.”
Blackburn’s spokesperson said one woman recounts meeting the couple at a Miami nightclub in 2010, claiming they “forced” her to swallow a pill and that Tiny later “undressed her and proceeded to engage in sexual intercourse” that was nonconsensual at a South Beach hotel.
Per the same report, a second woman alleges that T.I. and a male friend drugged and raped her in Miami during the 2010 Memorial Day weekend. The third woman came forward with a story of being “drugged” and “sex trafficked” in multiple states. In addition to Miami, Blackburn says some of the accusers allege that abuse took place in Georgia and California. He says he is “speaking with investigators from multiple jurisdictions to pursue criminal charges” against T.I. and Tiny.
Blackburn stated that the “eerily similar” accusations date back as far as 2005 and as recent as 2018, all involving both T.I. and Tiny engaging in “sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment,” in tandem.
Some of T.I. and Tiny’s creative endeavors have been affected since the allegations became public, Yahoo! News reports. VH1 temporarily suspended production of the couple’s reality show T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle back in February. They began shooting the fourth season in December.
In addition, last month, Marvel Studios announced that T.I. would not be featured in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third installment of their Ant-Man franchise. He appeared in both of the first two films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.