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An attorney has requested that two different states investigate claims against rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris and his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris, including that they drugged and raped several women.
Attorney Tyrone Blackburn in a letter revealed more 30 victims in California and Georgia have come forward with allegations against the famous couple and their associates. In a press release obtained by CNN, the lawyer noted the accusations “of forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation” dated back as early as 2005.
“These criminal allegations span over fifteen years of methodical, sadistic abuse against women in various venues throughout the country,” the release continues. “These individual claims paint eerily consistent allegations of women prior to or upon immediately entering T&T’s home, hotel, or tour bus were coerced by Tiny to ingest drugs or unknowingly administered drugs to impair the victims’ ability to consent to subsequent vile sexual acts.”
Blackburn said he had 11 clients in total, including one man.
Both T.I. and Tiny have denied the accusations.
“Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations,” a statement from their lawyer, Steve Sadow, reads.
“We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming. The Harrises implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”
In a pair of letters calling for an investigation into the matter, there six victims specifically referenced, according to CNN. One of the alleged victims was in California while the other five were residents of Georgia.
Daily Beast reports: “An alleged victim who served in the U.S. Air Force claims she met T.I. and Tiny at a club in Los Angeles in September 2005. At one point during the night, Tiny allegedly offered the woman, who was around 22 at the time, a sip of her drink. After returning to the couple’s hotel room with other guests, the woman began feeling “lightheaded and dizzy,” despite only having one drink of her own, plus the drink Tiny offered her, according to the letter.”
“When the other guests left, Tiny allegedly suggested they all “freshen up” and washed both T.I. and the woman in the shower. They returned to the bedroom and Tiny began “rubbing her buttock” on the woman’s back to give her a “back butt massage,” the letter claims. The woman began throwing up and T.I. allegedly tried to put his foot into her vagina. “She told him, no, and the next thing she remembers was waking up naked on the couch with a towel thrown over her with a very sore vagina,” the letter alleges.”
Claims of sexual assault against T.I and Tiny were initially raised on social media earlier this year.
Sabrina Peterson, posted on her Instagram account that the rapper had put a gun to her head, though she said she did not call police at the time. She is among Blackburn’s clients.
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