The allegations of sexual abuse made against IT and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris of R&B group Xscape, did not hesitate because a lawyer, who would represent some of the alleged victims of Tip and Tiny, seeks to have the couple investigated by the authorities.
According to a report by The New York Times On Monday March 1, New York-based lawyer Tyrone Blackburn represents 11 women who claim they were assaulted by TI and Tiny. Of these 11, four women claim to have been drugged and sexually abused by the hip-hop artist and singer in Georgia and California. Two of the alleged cases are also allegations of rape.
Blackburn sent letters to federal prosecutors in Georgia and California last month regarding the incidents. In the letters, he called on officials to investigate the Atlanta rapper and his wife. Blackburn claims the women’s dating is “eerily similar” and spanned over a decade with incidents dating back to 2005 and as recent as 2017 or 2018.
Women don’t know each other. The lawyer claims IT, Tiny and their associates or employees are responsible for “sexual abuse, forcible ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnappings, terrorist threats and false imprisonment.”
Steve Sadow, the lawyer for TI and Tiny, said XXL in a statement this afternoon, “Clifford (TI) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest terms these unsubstantiated and unfounded allegations. We are confident that if these allegations are fully and fairly investigated, no These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media. The Harrises plead with everyone not to get carried away by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and abuse of justice. “
Sadow also said on behalf of the couple that any “deal” Blackburn claims TI or his wife will make is false. “I understand that at a virtual press conference today, lawyer Blackburn claimed that the Harrises contacted him through me to pretend to make a deal,” Sadow continued. “This is patently false. I contacted to see if he would share any information since his name was posted on Instagram as Sabrina Peterson’s lawyer. Blackburn has repeatedly refused to provide the names of his accusers- clients or any evidence that corroborates or supports his unsubstantiated claims. The Harrises reiterate that they are confident that if a full and fair investigation is conducted, no charges will be laid. “
On the other hand, lawyer Blackburn says several of the women are ready to take criminal action against the couple, but some may face a limitation that could prevent moving forward.
According to The NY TimesBlackburn’s letter lists “a military veteran, a former friend turned assistant, an exotic dancer, and a teenage intern at TI’s studio and label, Grand Hustle” among the accusers. The news publication claims to have spoken with five of the alleged victims who say they were drugged, raped or sexually assaulted by TI and Tiny or individuals they knew.
Conversations that women had with New York Times, Tip and Tiny have been described as “abusers who deployed drugs, alcohol, money and their celebrity status to prey on women and trick them into sexual abuse and then threaten them with violence.” against anyone who could speak out.
A woman, the military veteran, claims she was drugged at a club by Tiny in 2005, after accepting an offer of a sip from the singer. The woman, who said she was with a friend at the time, remembers being choked and throwing up. She claims she was later raped by the couple in a hotel room.
In Blackburn’s letter, another woman, who allegedly became friends with Tiny when they were younger, claims that she was forced to take ecstasy pills and perform sex acts with the couple. She was traveling and partying with them around 2005.
Lawyer Lisa bloom also spoke out against the allegations against Tip and Tiny last month, revealing that she represents two women who accused them of sexual assault. She shared a post via Twitter and Instagram where another woman appears to have submitted an account on the couple.
The allegations against TI and Tiny come from Atlanta-based businesswoman Sabrina Peterson, who reportedly shared the stories of at least 30 women who made allegations of sexual assault, drugs and more against the couple via social media. Before that, Peterson claimed LIBRA the artist put a gun to his head in front of children.
Tiny then defended her husband against the allegations via social media. Shortly after, the couple released a joint statement “categorically” denying the allegations. Tip then took to Instagram Live to maintain himself and his wife’s innocence.
XXL has reached out to a representative of TI and Tiny as well as attorneys Tyrone Blackburn and Lisa Bloom for comment on this matter.
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