A lawyer has called for an investigation against rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris saying that they sexually abused eleven of his clients. According to the New York Times Tyrone A. Blackburn has sent a letter to state and federal authorities detailing the allegations against the couple.
The charges against the rapper whose birth name is Clifford Harris and his wife include alleged “sexual abuse, forced ingestion of narcotics, kidnapping and terroristic threats and false imprisonment.” The period of the abuse is from 2005 to 2018.
The couple’s lawyer Steve Sadow told Rolling Stone that Clifford and Tameka Harris denied the unsubstantiated and baseless allegations and implore people, press and the justice system not be manipulated or misused.
Earlier in January Sabrina Peterson had accused the rapper of placing a gun on her head in an Instagram post. She also shared statements from more than 30 women who alleged that the Harrises had drugged them, coerced them or forced them into sex and that were trafficked by them.
This led to a halt in the production of their reality show on VH1. The show T.I. and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle was in its fourth season
A spokesperson for MTV Entertainment said that they were aware of the allegations and that they were not connected to the show but had reached out to T.I. and Tameka Harris as well as to local and state officials. Due to the serious nature of the allegations, they had suspended production so that more information could be gathered.
T.I.’s spokesperson had said that they denied the allegations made by Sabrina Peterson. The rapper personally addressed the allegations in a video on Instagram on January 29 where he strongly denied the allegations.
The “victimized” people’s lawyer, Blackburn told the Times that his clients were not among those who had alleged sexual abuse by rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris on social media.