Rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris have been accused of sexual abuse, drugging and kidnapping crimes by at least 10 women and one man, according to Deadline. The alleged crimes span 15 years.
As Deadline reports, attorney Tyrone Blackburn held a press conference with allegations accusing the entertainers of the various crimes. Blackburn said that while his firm is representing 11 of the accusers, there are actually "over 30 women" who have contacted the firm regarding the Harrises. Blackburn said the Harrises were able to commit these crimes with the help of people in their circle.
Blackburn said that the couple, "aided by several individuals in their employ, have kidnapped [victims], drugged them, raped them, and terrorized them with threats of death or physical bodily harm." Blackburn also added in a letter to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra that the incidents have taken place in Los Angeles as well as Florida and Georgia. Claims included in that letter include rape allegations as well as T.I. allegedly threatening to kill a woman and placing a gun to her head.
Filming on the popular VH1 series T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle has been suspended indefinitely once the allegations came to light in February.
MTV Entertainment put out a statement at the time via a spokesperson, saying that MTV Entertainment is "Aware of the allegations," and despite the allegations not being in connection with the show, "we have reached out to T.I. and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials." The spokesperson also added that the show's halt of production was done "in order to gather more information."
Per Deadline, the Harrises attorney had the following to say: “Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming. These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media. The Harrises implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”