The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into rapper TI and his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris.
LAPD chief information officer Mike Lopez confirmed in the United States on Monday that an investigation had been opened, but said further details were not available. The investigation comes after two women filed police reports alleging they were drugged and sexually assaulted by the couple. One of the reports was filed with the LAPD and the other with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Lawyer Tyrone Blackburn, who represents the couple’s accusers, declined to comment when contacted by USA TODAY.
Steve Sadow, the couple’s attorney, said the Harrises “have not spoken or been contacted” by any law enforcement personnel.
“It appears that the LAPD ‘accuser’ has once again chosen to remain anonymous, thus preventing us from being able to refute or refute her allegations – or even examine them,” he continued. . “Meanwhile, although we now appear for the first time to have the name of an ‘accuser’ who allegedly filed a police report with the LVPD, we have absolutely no details of his claim.”
In the Las Vegas police report, filed on May 8, a woman named Rachelle Jenks alleges that the couple gave her a white powder drug and a Patrón shot before engaging in sexual acts with her in August 2010. Jenks says in the report that she could not consent, because she was drugged and under the influence.
In the LAPD report, an anonymous accuser alleges the couple drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005. Speaking to an investigator about Zoom on April 8, the accuser said Tiny sat on the bed. back when TI sexually assaulted her and then vomited, passed out. and woke up with “burning, pain and itching in her vagina”. The accuser said she believed she was drugged with the Patrón she received from Tiny at a club earlier that night.
“The victim thinks there was something about Tiny’s drink that caused her to pass out because she couldn’t have passed out from the two drinks she had that evening- there, ”the report says.
In April, the rapper and his wife exposed the allegations against them, after three other anonymous accusers presented allegations of abuse, including drugs, sex trafficking and rape.
Sadow called the allegations “slanderous” in a statement to USA TODAY at the time, asking the accusers “to come out publicly.”
“By hiding behind anonymous allegations, the anonymous accusers are effectively making themselves unreliable and untrustworthy,” he continued. “We say: stop trying to manipulate the press and abuse the justice system, and let light shine on their identities so that we can challenge these outrageous accusations.”
Three other accusers claim abuse by rapper TI and his wife Tiny; lawyer calls claims “ not credible ”
One of the most shocking anonymous claims came from a woman who detailed a meeting with the couple in Miami when she was 20. She said TI forced her to swallow a pill and take a powdered substance, which drugged her. She alleged that Tiny then had sex and couldn’t consent.
Another woman, also 20 at the time, said she was drugged and raped by TI and one of her male friends, still in Miami, in May 2010. Blackburn said she received medical records from the woman. victim.
The third accuser to come forward in April said she was sexually trafficked in Nevada, California and Florida by the couple.
In March, Blackburn said he was representing 11 people who allege “forced drugs, kidnappings, rape and intimidation in at least two states, including California and Georgia” against the Harrises, as well as members of the Harrises. their inner circle. Blackburn said he had also been in contact with witnesses to the alleged abuse.
“These criminal allegations cover over 15 years of methodical and sadistic abuse against women in various locations across the country,” a statement from Blackburn read in the US TODAY on March 1. “These individual allegations portray eerily consistent allegations of women before or immediately after entering the (Harrises) house, hotel, or tour bus (who) were coerced by Tiny to ingest drugs or drugs administered to unwittingly to interfere with the victims’ ability to consent to subsequent despicable sexual acts. “
TI and Tiny denied these allegations at the time through Sadow.
“Clifford (TI) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest terms these unsubstantiated and unfounded allegations,” he said. “We are confident that if these allegations are fully and fairly investigated, no charges will be laid. These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that has started on social media. The Harris’s plead with everyone not to get caught up in these … obvious attempts to manipulate the press and abuse the justice system. “
Separately, Blackburn depicts a woman who says she has a 10-year history with the couple and alleges TI held a gun to her head after an altercation with her assistant. Sabrina Peterson is suing the couple for libel and the intentional infliction of emotional distress, among others. Previously, she had taken her allegations to social media, leading other women to come forward to Blackburn. TI has denied its allegations on its social accounts.
In January, TI took up the charges against him and his wife on social media.
“Everything we have done has been done with consensual adults.… We have never forced anyone, we have never drugged anyone against their will, we have never detained anyone against their will, we are nobody ever did anything, ”TI said in an eight-minute video statement shared on Instagram. “I have never raped anyone, never raped anyone.”
Rapper TI, wife Tiny issue denial after several accusers came forward over abuse, rape allegations
Contribution: Amy Haneline, Rasha Ali, Hannah Yasharoff