Update 03/09/2021 9:42am:
News surfaced previously where the lawyer for the accusers of Tiny and T.I. claim the couple tried to strike a deal after they were accused of sexual assault and other crimes by multiple people. T.I. and Tiny’s lawyer denied the claims but noted a conversation was had. Now, reports are noting that six more people have come out with accusations against the couple, including a former teen intern.
The former teen intern, who was a 17-year-old high school at the time of the alleged incident, says she was drugged and anally raped on a tour bus. Another woman who is a part of the military says met T.I. and Tiny at the club and ended up going back to their hotel. From there, she took a sip of Tiny’s drink and started to feel dizzy. The woman alleges they took a shower together before she passed out. The woman said T.I. allegedly told her he wanted to put his foot in her vagina. She noted that when she woke up, her private area was sore.
T.I. and Tiny have denied all allegations against them, and no charges have been filed against the couple. Stay tuned for more updates.
source: Daily Mail
Update 03/04/2021 12:49pm:
The attorney representing 11 women who are accusing T.I. and Tiny of sexual assault and other crimes claimed that the couple’s lawyer approached him in hopes of striking a deal to end the legal matter.
“Steve Sadow reached out to me looking to make a deal on behalf of T.I. and Tiny,” Tyrone Blackburn said in a statement. “And I told Steve Sadow my clients want justice. So, if the deal involves Tiny and T.I. turning themselves in and admitting to the crimes they have committed then fine we got a deal. But if it does not, then I would prefer the investigators do that work and to bring criminal charges against Tiny and T.I. for what they’ve done throughout the years.”
T.I. and Tiny’s lawyer denied Blackburn’s claim but confirmed they had a conversation. Sadow said he approached Blackburn to see if he would share any information on the accusers to which Blackburn rejected.
“I understand that at a virtual press conference today, attorney Blackburn claimed the Harrises reached out to him through me to supposedly make a deal. That is patently false,” Sadow responded. “I reached out to see if he would share any information since his name was posted on Instagram as the attorney for Sabrina Peterson. Blackburn repeatedly refused to provide the names of his accuser-clients or any corroborating or supporting evidence of his groundless claims. The Harrises repeat that they are confident if a thorough and fair investigation is conducted, no charges will be brought.”
The Harrises are being accused of sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment. According to Blackburn, none of the accusers know one another and were victims in separate incidents.
Original 03/01/2021 10:10am:
Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn has reached out to state and federal prosecutors in Georgia and California on behalf of 11 people who said they were victimized by T.I., his wife Tiny, or a member of their entourage.
Four of the women have accused the couple of drugging and sexually assaulting them, with two instances of rape. Blackburn also described instances of “sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment” in the letters. Among the accusers are a military veteran, a former friend-turned-assistant, an exotic dancer, and a teenage intern at T.I.’s studio and Grand Hustle record label.
According to Blackburn’s letter, a childhood friend of Tiny’s who went on to work for the couple around 2005 recalled being forced to take multiple ecstasy pills on several occasions and “engage in sexual acts with different women against her will.” The woman stated that she never went to the authorities because she feared for her and her family’s safety.
The letter also detailed the military veteran’s experience with T.I. and Tiny after leaving the club with them and feeling like her drink was spiked. Once in their hotel room, the woman recalls vomiting on herself despite having less than two drinks and Tiny helping her into a bath with T.I. The woman then recalls being naked with T.I. and Tiny at their bed and she claims T.I. “attempted to put his foot into her vagina.” The next thing she remembers “was waking up naked on the couch, with a towel thrown over her, with a very sore vagina.” The woman said was too embarrassed to go to a doctor, and she added that she self-treated an infection that occurred after the incident.
Steve Sadow, a lawyer representing T.I. and Tiny, says that they “deny in the strongest possible terms these baseless and unjustified allegations.” Sadow also released a statement, which reads, “We fully expect 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 and now attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”
Source: New York Times