An attorney, who is representing 11 of T.I. and Tiny Harris‘ alleged victims, has asked authorities in two different states to open a criminal investigation.
Tyrone A. Blackburn has accused the Harrises of crimes including harassment, assault, intimidation, false imprisonment, kidnapping, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, and sexual abuse.
Blackburn sent letters to state and federal prosecutors as well as the attorneys general in Georgia and California urging them to open an investigation into the “eerily similar” accusations against T.I. and Tiny to “to tackle and end the stream of depravity being committed.”
In his letter, most of Tyrone A. Blackburn’s clients were referred to anonymously because they are “in fear for their lives and safety.”
However, he added: “My clients and their witnesses are prepared to speak with investigators and prosecutors from your office.”
Many of the women are interested in pursuing criminal cases against the Harrises, but the statutes of limitation is running out as some of these cases date back as far as 2005.
That case involves a veteran, who served five years in the Air Force.
She said she and a friend met the couple in the V.I.P. section of a nightclub.
Soon after, Tiny allegedly offered them a taste of her drink.
Within hours, she and her friend were woozy.
She went on to tell the story of what happened after she was invited by the couple to an afterparty.
Via the New York Times:
Instead they went to a hotel room where the other guests were quickly asked to leave, according to the lawyer’s letter, and the woman began to suffer the effects of whatever she’d ingested — though she’d consumed less than two drinks, the letter said. Her friend, from whom she’d been separated, never made it to the room; she was throwing up in the lobby restroom, she said in an interview.
According to the letter, Ms. Harris suggested that the military veteran “freshen up,” and brought her to the bathroom, where the woman, intoxicated and overwhelmed, allowed Ms. Harris to undress and bathe her and T.I.
By the time they got her back to the bed, all three people were naked, and the veteran began vomiting, the letter said. T.I. then “attempted to put his foot into her vagina.” She told him no, the letter said. The woman recalled T.I. laughing at her for throwing up and him leaving to retrieve condoms.
“The next thing she remembers,” the letter continued, “was waking up naked on the couch, with a towel thrown over her, with a very sore vagina.” A security guard was banging on the door, telling her to leave, she recalled.
The woman fled. When her friend picked her up, she recounted the rest of her night, they said in separate interviews. At home, the woman made a beeline for the bath, scrubbing her body with soap and Tide with bleach, she said. She was too embarrassed to go to a doctor, she said, but later self-treated for an infection.
You may recall the floodgates of accusations opened when Sabrina Peterson began beefing with the couple on social media.
Sabrina accused T.I. of putting a gun to her head. From there, she began to repost several stories from women who claimed to have been victims of the couple.
Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn says none of the women included in his letter were among those whose accounts were posted on social media.
Steve Sadow, an attorney for T.I. and Tiny Harris, said the couple “deny in the strongest possible terms these baseless and unjustified allegations.”
“We fully expect that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming,” the lawyer said in a statement on Friday. “These allegations are 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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