December 8, 2022


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T.I. and Tiny deny sexual assault allegations as attorney seeks investigation of them

Legal professional Tyrone A. Blackburn suggests he has been contacted by far more than thirty “ladies, survivors, and witnesses” about statements versus the pair.

At a press conference Monday, Blackburn reiterated his statement from a press launch dated Sunday that he has arrived at out to prosecutors in Georgia and California to seem into the alleged incidents. Blackburn suggests he has eleven shoppers.

The attorney shared two letters with CNN — one particular tackled to Georgia’s Place of work of the Legal professional Normal and one particular tackled to California’s. Six folks are referenced amongst the two letters.

Blackburn mentioned in a press launch there are allegations “of compelled drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation in at least two states.” He mentioned the allegations span fifteen yrs and some alleged incidents in the letters allegedly contain the pair other folks allegedly concerned unnamed associates of their interior circle.

Steve Sadow, attorney for the Harrises, supplied a statement expressing “Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest probable terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations.”

“We are self-confident that if these statements are carefully and pretty investigated, no prices will be forthcoming,” the statement reads. “The Harrises implore everybody not to be taken in by these apparent attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice technique.”

CNN has not spoken with any of the alleged victims and has not corroborated their statements.

It is unclear whether or not authorities have officially launched any investigations.

Blackburn suggests he despatched letters to point out authorities. The two attained by CNN indicate one particular alleged sufferer was in California five were people of Georgia. All but one particular are referred to by aliases.

“We can verify receipt of the letter,” a spokesperson for the place of work of Georgia Legal professional Normal Chris Carr mentioned in an e-mail. “That is all I’m ready to share at this time.”

A agent for California Legal professional Normal Xavier Becerra wrote in an e-mail: “To protect its integrity, we are not able to remark on a possible or ongoing investigation.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s place of work mentioned it could not verify receipt of a letter.

Allegations versus the Harrises to start with came to light weeks in the past on social media right after the couple’s previous friend, Sabrina Peterson, posted on her Instagram account that the rapper had set a gun to her head, however she mentioned she did not connect with law enforcement about the alleged incident.

Tameka Harris responded on her formal Instagram account by reposting a image which appeared to occur from Peterson’s account of T.I. with Peterson’s two sons.

“Keep up… So you want your abuser to coach your sons? He was just uncle two yrs in the past,” Very small wrote in the caption.

Peterson, an entrepreneur, mentioned on social media that right after she shared her tale, a number of ladies approached her saying they had been assaulted and abused by the pair.

She shared the allegations on her Instagram tales, which self-delete right after 24 hours.

In late January, Harris posted a video clip on his confirmed Instagram account denying that he and his spouse had done something incorrect or that wasn’t consensual. “Regardless of what we at any time have done, has been done with consensual older people.”

With no naming Peterson, Harris mentioned he had “evidence” that some of the tales that had been shared were invented to chase “clout” — indicating to get awareness.

“Ladies who have been victimized have earned to be heard,” Harris, forty, mentioned in the video clip. “They have earned to truly feel comfy, self-confident. They have earned to truly feel supported.”

On Monday, Blackburn, who also signifies Peterson, held a digital press conference.

In his before press launch he mentioned that “anybody who has suffered or witnessed any drugging, kidnapping, or raping by [the pair] might arrive at out confidentially” and he reiterated that on Monday.

Blackburn’s general public relations agent, Erica Dumas, told CNN by way of e-mail the eleven alleged victims involve 10 ladies.

“Three are non-sexual assault shoppers,” Dumas wrote. “They are accusing T.I. and Very small and their staff of terroristic threats.”

Blackburn statements the alleged victims do not know every other.

During the press conference, Blackburn briefly described the allegations involving six “Jane Doe” shoppers in Georgia and California, which he mentioned involve sexual assault, drugging and kidnapping.

Clifford Harris is from Atlanta and the pair regularly spend time in Los Angeles.

Blackburn mentioned during the press conference that his place of work is “inquiring numerous law enforcement entities to look into.”

On Sunday, The New York Periods described that it had spoken with five of the alleged victims who, the letters, mentioned “were drugged, raped or sexually assaulted by the Harrises or those people in their orbit.”

The publication described getting spoken to a number of close friends and family associates of the alleged victims who “mentioned they were told of those people episodes.” The Periods mentioned it reviewed messages and photos in three conditions that backed up the timeline of their statements.

Blackburn mentioned that Sadow, the attorney for the Harrises, questioned for the names of the ladies and needed some form of deal. “I told them my shoppers want justice,” Blackburn mentioned.

Sadow supplied CNN with a statement later Monday expressing that the assert that the Harrises needed to make a deal is “patently fake.”

“I arrived at out to see if he would share any information and facts considering the fact that his title was posted on Instagram as the attorney for Sabrina Peterson.”

“Blackburn repeatedly refused to supply the names of his accuser-shoppers or any corroborating or supporting proof of his groundless statements,” the statement went on to say. “The Harrises repeat that they are self-confident if a extensive and honest investigation is carried out, no prices will be brought.”

MTV Entertainment has reportedly postponed generation on the VH1 demonstrate “T.I. & Very small: Buddies & Family members Hustle” in light of the statements, Deadline described.