Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn spoke out on Monday, seeking criminal charges against rapper T.I. and his wife, Tiny for alleged sexual abuse and assault against several women. Blackburn detailed some of the allegations in a media video conference, telling reporters he requested authorities in California and Georgia open investigations on behalf of 11 total alleged victims of the couple (real names Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. and Tameka Dianne Harris).
The alleged incidents span 2005 to 2018, and include sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, false imprisonment, intimidation, assault and harassment. Blackburn shared some of the (unnamed) victims’ graphic accusations, most of which revolved around being drugged and then sexually assaulted.
The couple vehemently denies all the allegations. In a statement, their attorney Steve Sadow said, “Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We are confident 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. The Harrises implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”
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