A lawyer representing several women who have accused rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris of sexual assault says he has had six more potential victims come forward after he sent a letter to officials in two states that called for a criminal investigation into the disturbing allegations.
“If I was a prosecutor, I’d have brought charges already,” New York-based attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn told The Daily Beast.
He is currently representing 11 accusers, including eight women who claim they were sexually assaulted, drugged, or kidnapped by T.I., Tiny, or a member of their inner circle. Three other clients, including a male, allege the celebrity couple made “terroristic threats” toward them.
Blackburn sent out five letters to authorities in both California and Georgia that detailed his clients’ claims against T.I., real name Clifford J. Harris, and Tiny last month. The accusations date back to 2005 and are as recent as late-2017, The New York Times first reported.
“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,” the letter from Blackburn states. It concludes by imploring law enforcement officials to “tackle and end the stream depravity being committed” by the celebrity couple.
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