A lawyer is calling on law enforcement officials to investigate T.I. and Tiny following allegations of sexual abuse.
According to a New York Times report on Sunday, Tyrone A. Blackburn has reached out to officials in Georgia and California on behalf of 11 people. The victims claim they were abused by the couple and members of their entourage between 2015 and 2018.
Blackburn told the Times that the victims claim “sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment,” as well as non-sexual intimidation, assault, and harassment by the couple. The accusers, who have mostly remained anonymous, include a military veteran, a former friend who became an assistant, an exotic dancer, and a teenage intern at Grand Hustle.
The couple vehemently denies the allegations.
In January, Sabrina Peterson accused T.I., real name Clifford Harris, on Instagram of putting a gun to her head. She also posted on Instagram Stories accusations from other women who claimed T.I. and wife Tiny, real name Tameka Dianne Harris, force-fed them drugs and then raped them.
“Mr. and Mrs. Harris want to be on record and, more importantly, want the public to know they emphatically deny in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations being made against them by Sabrina Peterson,” a spokesperson for the couple said in a statement following the allegations. “The Harrises have had difficulty with this woman for well over a decade. They are taking this matter very seriously, and if these allegations don’t end, they will take appropriate legal action.”
The fallout behind the accusations was swift. In February, filming of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle was suspended. A spokesman for MTV Entertainment said the network decided to suspend production “to gather more information” about the serious allegations.