T.I. and Tiny deny sexual assault allegations as attorney seeks investigation of them
Lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn states he has actually been gotten in touch with by more than 30 “women, survivors, and witnesses” relating to claims versus the couple.
At an interview Monday, Blackburn repeated his declaration from a news release dated Sunday that he has actually connected to district attorneys in Georgia and California to check out the supposed occurrences. Blackburn states he has 11 customers.
The lawyer shared 2 letters with CNN — one resolved to Georgia’s Workplace of the Chief law officer and one resolved to California’s. 6 individuals are referenced in between the 2 letters.
Blackburn stated in a news release there are accusations “of forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation in at least two states.” He stated the accusations cover 15 years and some supposed occurrences in the letters presumably include the couple; others presumably included unnamed members of their inner circle.
Steve Sadow, lawyer for the Harrises, offered a declaration stating “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,” the declaration checks out. “The Harrises implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”
CNN has actually not spoken with any of the declared victims and has actually not substantiated their claims.
It is uncertain whether authorities have actually formally released any examinations.
Blackburn states he corresponded to state authorities. The 2 acquired by CNN show one supposed victim remained in California; 5 were citizens of Georgia. All however one are described by aliases.
“We can confirm receipt of the letter,” a representative for the workplace of Georgia Chief law officer Chris Carr stated in an e-mail. “That’s all I’m able to share at this time.”
An agent for California Chief law officer Xavier Becerra composed in an e-mail: “To protect its integrity, we’re unable to comment on a potential or ongoing investigation.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said it could not confirm receipt of a letter.
Tameka Harris responded on her official Instagram account by reposting a photo which appeared to come from Peterson’s account of T.I. with Peterson’s two sons.
“Hold up… So you desire your abuser to train your children? He was simply uncle 2 years earlier,” Tiny wrote in the caption.
Peterson, an entrepreneur, said on social media that after she shared her story, multiple women approached her claiming they had been assaulted and abused by the couple.
She shared the allegations on her Instagram stories, which self-delete after 24 hours.
Without naming Peterson, Harris said he had “evidence” that some of the stories that had been shared were invented to chase “influence” — meaning to get attention.
“Ladies who have actually been taken advantage of should have to be heard,” Harris, 40, said in the video. “They should have to feel comfy, positive. They should have to feel supported.”
On Monday, Blackburn, who also represents Peterson, held a virtual press conference.
In his earlier press release he said that “anybody who has actually suffered or seen any drugging, kidnapping, or raping by [the couple] might connect in complete confidence” and he reiterated that on Monday.
Blackburn’s public relations representative, Erica Dumas, told CNN via email the 11 alleged victims include 10 women.
“3 are non-sexual attack customers,” Dumas wrote. “They are implicating T.I. and Tiny and their group of terroristic hazards.”
Blackburn claims the alleged victims don’t know each other.
During the press conference, Blackburn briefly described the allegations involving six “Jane Doe” clients in Georgia and California, which he said include sexual assault, drugging and kidnapping.
Clifford Harris is from Atlanta and the couple frequently spend time in Los Angeles.
Blackburn said during the press conference that his office is “asking different police entities to examine.”
The publication reported having spoken to multiple friends and family members of the alleged victims who “stated they were informed of those episodes.” The Times said it reviewed messages and photos in three cases that backed up the timeline of their claims.
Blackburn said that Sadow, the attorney for the Harrises, asked for the names of the women and wanted some kind of deal. “I informed them my customers desire justice,” Blackburn said.
Sadow provided CNN with a statement later Monday saying that the claim that the Harrises wanted to make a deal is “patently incorrect.”
“I connected to see if he would share any details given that his name was published on Instagram as the lawyer for Sabrina Peterson.”
“Blackburn consistently declined to offer the names of his accuser-clients or any corroborating or supporting proof of his groundless claims,” the statement went on to say. “The Harrises repeat that they are positive if an extensive and reasonable examination is carried out, no charges will be brought.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.