Atlanta local news is blaring headlines that eleven more people have brought charges against Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. AKA “T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Harris, as well as members of their inner circle. This is addition to dozens of others who made similar allegations against the couple in January. I’ve tried to avoid reporting on this. But it is just too big to ignore at this point. Tameka married Clifford in 2009 before he went to prison for weapons charges. He’s been in and out of prison ever since it seems. They both were arrested on drug charges almost as soon as he was released.
To avoid being triggered even farther, I’m going to include the following reporting from Vulture who has been closely covering the news below their source is the New York Times but I do not have a subscription there. Warning the paragraphs below are extremely explicit.
The Times said it has confirmed five victims’ accounts through interviews with victims and other witnesses. A friend of the veteran’s told the Times that she described being drugged and a non-consensual sex act in the days after the incident. The mother of the former friend of Tiny’s also told the Times that her daughter had told her about the drugging and sexual assaults by T.I. and Tiny.
Blackburn told the Times none of the victims he represented had previously shared their stories on social media. Sabrina Peterson, who has accused T.I. of once holding her at gunpoint, previously shared messages on Instagram from victims claiming they had been sexually assaulted, abused, and drugged by T.I. and Tiny. At the time, a spokesperson for the couple told Vulture, “Mr. and Mrs. Harris want to be on record and more importantly want the public to know they emphatically deny in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations being made against them by Sabrina Peterson.” The statement further threatened legal action. In the wake of those allegations, MTV paused production on the couple’s reality series T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle.
T.I. and Tiny Continue To Deny All Allegations
Blackburn also represents Peterson, and his office said in a statement that he is filing a defamation lawsuit against T.I. and Tiny, along with Shekinah Anderson, in California on March 1. Anderson, who has appeared on the couple’s MTV reality show as Shekinah Jo, previously said in an Instagram Live that Peterson “recruited women” for T.I. and Tiny; she since took back the allegation on a subsequent Instagram Live.
Blackburn’s letter states that victims and witnesses “are prepared to speak with investigators and prosecutors,” and he added to the Times that many would like to pursue criminal charges. Steve Sadow, the lawyer for T.I. and Tiny, further told Vulture, “We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming.”
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