An attorney is pursuing criminal investigations in at least two states into allegations of sexual abuse and assault that he said his clients have made against rapper T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Harris, who have repeatedly denied the claims.
The push comes weeks after the accusations arose against the rapper and his wife, and lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn told The New York Times that he has approached law enforcement authorities on behalf of 11 people who claim to have been victimized by the couple or members of their entourage.
In a news release obtained by People magazine, Blackburn also stated that he has been contacted in recent weeks by more than 30 “women, survivors and witnesses” who alleged “forced drugging, kidnapping, rape and intimidation.”
The allegations span more than 15 years and are “eerily consistent,” the release stated.
The specific allegations include individuals who claim having been “coerced by Tiny to ingest drugs” or being “unknowingly administered drugs to impair the victims’ ability to consent to “sexual acts,” People reported.
According to the magazine, Blackburn has sent letters to officials in Georgia and California, requesting investigations be opened “under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and Georgia’s Rape, Kidnapping, RICO, and Terroristic Threats Statutes.”
Meanwhile, five women told The New York Times that they were drugged or sexually assaulted by 40-year-old T.I., 45-year-old Tiny Harris or others “in their orbit.”
The celebrity couple has repeatedly and “emphatically” denied the claims levied against them, People reported.
An attorney for the couple told the Times that both T.I. and Tiny Harris “deny in the strongest possible terms these baseless and unjustified allegations” and called the allegations “nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media and now attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”
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