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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, won't face charges for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a Los Angeles woman in 2005.

Prosecutors declined to move forward with the case because the 10-year statute of limitations had expired, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.

The couple's accuser filed a police report earlier this year, claiming T.I. and Tiny drugged and assaulted her sometime in early 2005 following a meeting at a club.

A similar case in Las Vegas was also dropped recently after the couple was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting another woman in 2010. Prosecutors also determined that the statute of limitations had expired in that case.

Back in February, lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn, who was representing 11 alleged sexual abuse victims, called for an investigation into the former power couple.

In a letter sent to state and federal authorities in Georgia and California, he urged them to look further into the claims of "sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment" against the pair.

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T.I. and Tiny strenuously denied the claims through their lawyer, Steve Sadow:

"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."

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris legally lashed out at the woman who alleges he put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her.

Sabrina Peterson is suing T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris for defamation, but in new legal documnents obtained by TMZ, T.I. is asking a judge to throw her defamation lawsuit out of court.

T.I. claims Peterson's reputation is already so scandalous, that it's impossible to harm her reputation any further.

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As TMZ reported, in her lawsuit filed earlier this year, Peterson claims T.I. and Tiny smeared her good name with public statements and social media posts.

However, the rapper's lawyer, Andrew Brettler, claims Peterson "is an adjudged liar, a convicted felon with a lengthy rap sheet for crimes involving dishonesty and violent assault, and has a reputation for being unscrupulous."

Additionally Brettler says there's no way T.I. and Tiny could besmirch Peterson's already sullied reputation.

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According to Peterson's lawsuit, Tiny referred to Peterson on social media as "strange," and added, "everybody know you been special."

Peterson claims she has since become the target of online harassment and threatening messages, but T.I. claims she can't sue over those comments because they are just opinions.

T.I. retained Brettler because he is admitted to try cases in California, where Peterson lives. T.I.'s longtime attorney, Atlanta-based Steven Sadow, is only licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Defamation, also known as slander, is more difficult to prove because it is usually uttered as an opinion.

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Two more alleged victims have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

Two anonymous women retained attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn, who represents several other unidentified accusers.

The women accuse the reality TV couple of drugging them and sexually abusing them.

One victim said she was "drugged, forced to take tons of molly and X, and sex-trafficked in three states," according to Vulture. She was 32 at the time.

The second victim said she was "raped by Clifford Harris and one of his male friends in a hotel in Miami, Florida, in May of 2010."

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Blackburn sent letters to attorney generals in Georgia and California, requesting investigations into the allegations.

So far, there have been no charges filed against the couple.

High-powered attorney Steven Sadow said the Harrises will be vindicated.

"We await Blackburn exposing his anonymous accusers to the light of day, by revealing their names, so we will be in a position to confront their allegations," Sadow told Vulture. "By Blackburn choosing instead to misuse the media for his own publicity and hiding the identities of his clients from the public and us, he makes it impossible for us to do so now."

But legal experts say the alleged sex abuse victims have the right to privacy.

A judge can keep the names of sex abuse victims out of public records to protect them from witness intimidation or harassment.

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Atlanta Rapper T.I., 40, and his wife Tameka, 45, are seen arriving at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood for dinner with the family on March 15.

The embattled couple appeared to be in good spirts as they posed for pictures outside of the restaurant with their adorable youngest daughter, Heiress Diana Harris, 4, and their son Domani, 2nd from left.

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The couple has been laying low ever since dozens of women came forward with very serious allegations of sexual assault against them. Multiple women accused the rapper and his wife of drugging, kidnapping, sexual assault and misconduct, with some allegations stretching back more than a decade.

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In a statement issued though their attorney, Steven Sadow, T.I. and Tiny denied "in the strongest possible terms these baseless and unjustified allegations."

T.I. and Tiny don't have masks on in California because Georgia does not have a mask mandate, so they're not accustomed to wearing masks like residents in locked down states.

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Another woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Atlanta rapper T.I. and his R&B singer wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

Lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn told Vulture he is representing a client who alleges she was drugged and trafficked in three states by the Atlanta power couple.

Blackburn described the victim as "a survivor who was drugged and trafficked by [T.I. and Tiny] in Nevada, California, and Florida over three days."

On Feb. 19, Blackburn sent letters to federal prosecutors in Georgia and California calling for criminal investigations into allegations that T.I., real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., and his wife drugged victims for indecent purposes.

Blackburn says he spoke to eight women and three men who all described similar stories of "forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment."

Six more women have reportedly come forward with similar allegations, Blackburn said in an interview with the Daily Beast.

Blackburn confirmed to Vulture that he only represents the new trafficking accuser.

"All she wants is justice, and we intend to fight until she gets it," Blackburn said in an email to Vulture.

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T.I. and Tiny's pugnacious attorney, Steven Sadow, repeated his assertions that the couple will be vindicated if the charges are investigated.

"We await Blackburn exposing his anonymous accusers to the light of day, by revealing their names, so we will be in a position to confront their allegations," Sadow told Vulture. "By Blackburn choosing instead to misuse the media for his own publicity and hiding the identities of his clients from the public and us, he makes it impossible for us to do so now."

But legal experts note that the alleged sex abuse victims have the right to privacy until an investigation is completed.

A judge can keep the names of sex abuse victims out of public records to protect them from witness intimidation or harassment.

So far, no charges have been filed against T.I. and Tiny.

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The high-powered lawyer representing rapper Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, denies claims they tried to cut a deal with an attorney pushing for an investigation into sexual abuse allegations.

Tyrone A. Blackburn, who sent letters to federal prosecutors in two states accusing the couple of drugging and raping women, said T.I.'s attorney, Steven Sadow contacted him and tried to cut a deal on T.I. and Tiny's behalf.

"Steve Sadow reached out to me looking to make a deal on behalf of T.I. and Tiny and I told Steve Sadow my clients want justice," Blackburn said via Zoom videoconference on Monday. "So [if] the deal involves Tiny and T.I. turning themselves in and admitting to the crimes they have committed then fine we got a deal! But if it does not work then I would prefer the investigators do that work and to bring criminal charges against Tiny and T.I. for what they've done throughout the years.”

Blackburn is representing 11 women who accuse the couple of engaging in "sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terrorist threats, and false imprisonment."

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T.I. has vigorously denied the allegations through his attorney, Sadow (pictured left), who stated "no charges will be forthcoming." Sadow denied reaching out to Blackburn to cut a deal.

"That is patently false," he said in a statement on Thursday.

"I reached out to see if he would share any information since his name was posted on Instagram as the attorney for Sabrina Peterson. Blackburn repeatedly refused to provide the names of his accuser-clients or any corroborating or supporting evidence of his groundless claims. The Harrises repeat that they are confident if a thorough and fair investigation is conducted, no charges will be brought."

The allegations have dealt a death blow to T.I.'s career. VH1 canceled the couple's reality TV show, T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, and Disney fired him from its Ant-Man 3 film.
 

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The news comes after the rap star and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, were accused of sexual abuse by as many as 30 women.

On Monday, Mar. 1, an attorney representing 11 alleged victims accused the couple of crimes including sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, false imprisonment, intimidation, assault and harassment.

The attorney, Tyrone A. Blackburn is asking authorities in California and Georgia to open criminal investigations into the Atlanta power couple.

T.I. and Tiny have strongly denied the accusations through their defense attorney, Steve Sadow, who writes: "Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris (Tiny) 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."

Meanwhile, VH1 bosses suspended production of the reality TV show T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle last month, when the claims against the couple first came to light.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, R&B singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris have denied accusations of drugging, kidnapping and sex abuse made by as many as 30 women.

Over the weekend, New York-based attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn sent letters to federal prosecutors in two states calling for a criminal investigation into the allegations.

In the letters, Blackburn accused the Atlanta power couple of "a myriad of allegations of forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation in at least two states, including California and Georgia."

Blackburn filed a defamation lawsuit against T.I. and Tiny on behalf of Atlanta entrepreneur Sabrina Peterson, who previously accused T.I. of putting a gun to her head during an argument in 2009.

T.I. has retained his friend, high-powered criminal defense attorney Steve Sadow to represent him and his wife.

On Monday, Sadow said in a statement that T.I. and Tiny "deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations" and he called the lawsuit a "shakedown" for money.

At a virtual press conference on Monday, Blackburn said the anonymous women aren't looking for money.

"They're seeking justice... These women have never put forth a request for money. They've never asked for money. Steve Sadow, maybe he misspoke... I didn't ask him for a dollar and from what I got from the conversations we had from the emails, they were very, very interested in killing this story and these claims. They didn't want this to come out."

Rumors of T.I. and Tiny's drug-fueled orgies have circulated on blogs and social media for years.

T.I. himself confirmed the rumors in a video response to Peterson's allegations in January.

"Uh, what we not going to do is open up the door to my bedroom," he said in the 8-minute video uploaded to Instagram.

"But I will say this, whatever we ever have done, has been done with consensual adults who into what we into and like what we like. If we want something, we know exactly where to go get it. We've never forced anybody, we've never drugged anybody against their will, we've never held anybody against their will. We've never made anybody do anything. We never sexually trafficked anything. I ain't never raped nobody, never raped nobody."

In a recent episode of T.I.'s podcast series, "ExpediTIously," the soft-spoken Sadow said he draws the line at representing sexual predators, since those cases are the most difficult to defend morally.

Watch T.I.'s interview with Sadow below.
 

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Rapper T.I. and his wife Tiny were hit with a defamation lawsuit by Sabrina Peterson, the longtime family friend who claimed he put a gun to her head in 2009.

Peterson sued Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., 40, and his wife, Tameka "Tiny” Harris, 45, for using their social media platforms to smear her good name.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Peterson claims she got into an argument with her former friend, T.I., who then put a gun to her head and told her, "B*tch I'll kill you."

After Peterson, 42, went public with the allegations in January, Tameka posted a photo of T.I. posing with Peterson's 8-year-old son.

Peterson claims Tameka exposed her son to "vitriol and danger."

The post, which has since been deleted, sparked rumors that the boy was fathered by T.I.

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T.I. and Tiny's high-powered attorney, Steve Sadow, tells TMZ they "deny in the strong possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations."

Sadow added, "These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media." He said T.I. and Tiny "implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system."

In related news, a NY-based attorney sent letters to federal prosecutors in two states asking them to investigate allegations of drugging and sex abuse lodged by at least 11 women.

Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn told the New York Times that the women were drugged, raped or sexually assaulted by the Harrises or those in their inner circle of friends and associates.

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A New York-based lawyer is seeking a criminal investigation into sex assault allegations against rapper Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn is asking federal prosecutors in two states to investigate multiple instances of sexual abuse on behalf of 11 women who allege they were victimized by the couple or members of their entourage.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred in Georgia and California.

Mr. Blackburn said the sex crimes span nearly two decades from 2005 until the most recent instance in 2018.

The women accused the couple of "sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment."

The New York Times has spoken with five women who claimed they were drugged, raped or sexually assaulted by the Harrises or those in their inner circle of friends and associates.

None of the women are among those who posted their accounts of drugging and sexual abuse on social media in January.

Those women shared their stories online in response to allegations made by T.I. and Tiny's former friend, Sabrina Peterson, who alleged the rapper put a gun to her head in 2009 and threatened her.

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The women allege that T.I. and Tiny plied them with drugs (ecstasy) and, when they were incapacitated, sexually abused them and passed them off to their friends for their pleasure.

One alleged victim, a veteran, who served five years in the Air Force, said she met the couple in Los Angeles in 2005.

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On one occasion, the woman went back with the couple to their hotel room. She became intoxicated after she'd consumed less than two drinks, Blackburn wrote in a letter to prosecutors.

According to the letter, Ms. Harris suggested that the military veteran "freshen up," and took her to the bathroom, where the woman allowed Ms. Harris to undress and bathe her and T.I..

All three people were naked, and the woman was intoxicated and throwing up by the time they got back to bed, the letter said. T.I. then "attempted to put his foot into her vagina." The woman told him no. She recalled T.I. laughing at her for vomiting and he left the room 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.

In a statement on Friday, T.I. and Tiny's high profile attorney, Steve Sadow, vigorously denied the rumors.

"We fully expect that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming," Sadow said. "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."

Sadow is mounting a million dollar defense for the Harrises. The power attorney's retainer fee is said to be in the neighborhood of $250,000, including a per hourly fee of $2,500.