T.I. and his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris, are being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Mike Lopez, a public information officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, told USA TODAY on Monday that an investigation had been launched but that no further specifics were available. Two women filed police complaints saying they were drugged and sexually assaulted by the pair, prompting the investigation. One investigation was filed with the Los Angeles Police Department, while the other was filed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
According to Steve Sadow, the couple’s attorney, the Harrises “have not spoken to or been contacted” by any representatives of law enforcement.
“It appears the LAPD ‘accuser’ has chosen once again to remain anonymous, thereby preventing us from being in a position to disprove or refute her allegations – or even examine them,” he continued. “Meanwhile, although we now appear for the first time to have the name of an ‘accuser’ who supposedly filed a police report with LVPD, we have absolutely zero details about her or her claim.”
A woman named Rachelle Jenks filed a Las Vegas police report in May, claiming that the couple gave her a white powdered substance and a spiked shot of Patrón before engaging in sexual activities with her in August of 2010. In the report, Jenks says she was unable to agree because she was drugged and influenced.
According to the LAPD investigation, an unidentified accuser claims the couple drugged and sexually abused her in 2005. On April 8, the accuser told an investigator that Tiny sat on her back while T.I. sexually violated her, then vomited, blacked out, and emerged with “burning, soreness, and itching to her vagina.” The accuser claims she was drugged with the Patrón she received from Tiny earlier that night at a bar.
The report states, “Victim believes there was something in Tiny’s drink that made her blackout because she could not have blacked out from the two drinks she had that evening.”
The rapper and his wife have denied the accusations against them after three more unidentified accusers came forward with abuse allegations, including drugging, sex trafficking, and rape.
In a statement to USA TODAY at the time, Sadow called the accusations “scurrilous” and demanded that the accusers “reveal themselves publicly.”
“By hiding behind anonymous allegations, the unnamed accusers effectively render themselves not credible and unworthy of belief,” he continued. “We say: Stop trying to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system, and let the light shine on their identities so we can go about disproving these scurrilous accusations.”
One of the most shocking anonymous statements came from a woman who described a meeting with the couple when she was 20 years old in Miami. T.I. allegedly coerced her to take a pill and a powdered substance that drugged her. Tiny, she said, then proceeded to engage in sexual intercourse with her, and she could not consent.
In May of 2010, another woman, also 20, said she was drugged and raped by T.I. and one of his male friends in Miami. Blackburn said that he had obtained the victim’s medical records.
In April, the couple’s third accuser came forward, alleging that they sex trafficked her in Nevada, California, and Florida.
In March, Blackburn announced that he was representing 11 people accusing the Harrises and members of their inner circle of “forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation in at least two states, including California and Georgia” Blackburn said that he has spoken with witnesses to the alleged assault.
“These criminal allegations span over 15 years of methodical, sadistic abuse against women in various venues throughout the country,” read a statement from Blackburn on March 1. “These individual claims paint eerily consistent allegations of women prior to or upon immediately entering (the Harrises’) home, hotel, or tour bus (who) were coerced by Tiny to ingest drugs or unknowingly administered drugs to impair the victims’ ability to consent to subsequent vile sexual acts.”
“Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations,” he said. “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.”
Separately, Blackburn is defending a woman who claims she has a ten-year relationship with T.I. and claims he put a gun to her head during an argument with his assistant. Sabrina Peterson is suing the pair for, among other things, slander and deliberate infliction of emotional distress. She had already taken her accusations to social media, prompting other women to come forward.
T.I. took to social media in January to discuss the allegations leveled against him and his wife.
“Whatever we ever have done has been done with consensual adults. … We ain’t never forced nobody, we ain’t never drugged nobody against their will, we ain’t never held nobody against their will, we ain’t never made nobody do anything,” T.I. said in a statement shared on Instagram. “I ain’t never raped nobody, never raped nobody.”
T.I. and his wife Tiny have issued a denial after several accusers of rape and abuse have come forward.