Clifford “TI” Harris and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” have been charged with sexual abuse and assault by several people, Hollywood journalist confirmed. Lawyer Tyrone Blackburn held a press conference on Monday to announce that he had asked authorities in California and Georgia to initiate investigations on behalf of 11 alleged victims for incidents that allegedly occurred between 2005 and 2018.
In court documents obtained by Deadline, Blackburn said he was contacted by phone by more than 30 women alleging that the couple “kidnapped, drugged, raped and terrorized them with threats of death or bodily harm.” He explained that the women “don’t know each other” but “they tell strangely similar events of sexual abuse.”
“They all have various reasons why they took so long to come out,” added Blackburn. “One of the reasons is that they didn’t think anyone would believe them.” The lawyer made sure to note that “it’s about justice, not dollars.”
In January, Atlanta-based entrepreneur Sabrina Peterson accused TI of putting a gun to her head in front of children. “I never called the police on you! But for years you portrayed me as the bad guy,” she wrote on Instagram. “It’s hard to heal from rape, violence or anything because you are portrayed as the problem or the reason it happened to you!” According to Blackburn, speaking Peterson encouraged other victims to “come forward.”
TI and Tiny have denied all of the allegations, including those of Peterson. “Clifford (TI) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest terms these unfounded and unfounded allegations,” the couple’s attorney Steve Sadow said in a statement. “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. “
If you or someone you know would like to speak to someone who is trained to help survivors of sexual assault, please call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.