T.I. addressed the sexual abuse claims saying,”Whatever we have done has been done with consensual adults,” TIP stated in the video. “We ain’t never forced nobody. We ain’t never drugged nobody against their will.”
New York-based attorney Tyrone Blackburn is seeking criminal charges against rapper T.I. and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, for the sex assault allegations against them.
Blackburn says that his office is representing 11 women with similar allegations against the couple, though none of them know one another. Six of the women are Georgia residents. One of the unidentified women claims that Tiny allegedly “handed her two pills and told her to swallow them.” Shortly after, the woman claims that she began hallucinating and felt as if she was “floating.” She then allegedly passed out and awoke the following morning naked and bleeding.
Another woman says that she believes that the couple drugged her while she socialized with them at a Los Angeles nightclub.
More than 30 women have reportedly contacted Blackburn’s office, with allegations dating back to 2006.
These claims were brought to the forefront in January when the founder of Glam University and former friend of the couple, Sabrina Peterson, claimed on Instagram that T.I. had pulled a gun out on her during an altercation. Both the “I’m Serious” artist and his wife vehemently denied the allegations and accused Peterson of clout chasing. However, Peterson responded by then accusing the couple of drugging and sexually abusing many women. She even posted alleged “receipts” of the claims. The couple has denied any wrongdoing, and Peterson has since filed a defamation lawsuit against them.
T.I. addressed the sexual abuse claims in a video in the early days of the accusations, where he doubled down on his stance that he nor his wife forced women to partake in sexual activities with them.
“Whatever we have done has been done with consensual adults,” TIP stated in the video. “We ain’t never forced nobody. We ain’t never drugged nobody against their will. We ain’t never held nobody against their will. We ain’t never made nobody do anything.” He also posted receipts of his own, which seem to prove that Peterson could be lying about the accusations against him.
These claims against him have cost him his role in Disney’s third “Antman” installment, and VH1 has halted production on his reality series, “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.”