T.I. And Tiny Face Criminal Investigation Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

The couple adamantly denies they drugged, kidnapped or sexually assaulted the alleged victims.

July 23, 2021
Pictured: T.I. and Tiny on Friday, April 12, 2019 -- [Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images]

Pictured: T.I. and Tiny on Friday, April 12, 2019 -- [Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images]

Pictured: T.I. and Tiny on Friday, April 12, 2019 -- [Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images]

By: Aaron Rasmussen

Clifford Harris, also known as the rapper T.I., and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, were recently accused of drugging and sexually assaulting multiple women, authorities said.

The Los Angeles Police Department recently confirmed they have officially launched a criminal investigation into the claims, The New York Times reported.

In February, New York-based attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn had called for criminal inquiries in California and Georgia, claiming he was representing accusers who alleged the couple, or members of their entourage, kidnapped, drugged or sexually assaulted them in incidents between 2005 and 2017, The Times reported.

According to The Daily Beast, the accusers range from an exotic dancer and a high schooler who interned at the rapper’s studio and record label Grand Hustle to an Air Force member and an old friend and former assistant of Tameka Harris.

“These women are unaware of each other, and without any leading on my part, they recount eerily similar events of sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment,” Blackburn’s letter reportedly states.

In May, one alleged victim, Rachelle Jenks, contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, who confirmed to VICE News they had “a report of a sexual assault incident alleged to have occurred in 2010 involving Clifford Harris and Tameka Harris.” The case was closed since the statute of limitations had already expired.

The statute of limitations involving rape cases in Los Angeles is 10 years. Exceptions, however, can apply, according to The New York Times.

“These women have come forward because there’s a void that has been left in their lives and the people that created the void are Clifford and Tameka Harris,” Blackburn told The Daily Beast. “Granted, the void can never be fully filled, but at least it can be put back together if these cases are handled with care, are thoroughly investigated, indictments are executed, and the Harrises are prosecuted.”

The couple, through their attorney, have adamantly denied all allegations against them, calling the claims “baseless” and “unjustified” and part of a “sordid shakedown campaign."

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