A lawyer representing 11 alleged victims of T.I. and Tiny has prosecutors in Georgia and California to begin criminal proceedings against the couple.
In his letter to the prosecutors, Lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn accuses T.I and Tiny of crimes such as “sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment.”
He detailed the allegations from one of the women.
“On several occasions, T.I. forced her to take multiple ecstasy pills,” Blackburn wrote in the letter. “The duo forced her to engage in sexual acts with different women against her will. … She has personally witnessed women complaining of being kidnapped and held against their will for days at a time.”
The New York Times also looked into the allegations of five women, including a military veteran, a former friend-turned-assistant, an exotic dancer, and a teenage intern at T.I.’s record label. The paper reports three of them were able to provide messages and photos that supported their timeline of the events, including the veteran.
The veteran, who served five years in the Air Force, said she met the couple in Los Angeles in 2005.
She and a friend had been whisked into the V.I.P. section of a club where the pair, not yet married, were holding court, the military veteran recalled in an interview. Ms. Harris soon offered the women a taste of her drink, and they tried it, she said. The veteran had also ordered one drink from the V.I.P. bar, she said — an amaretto sour, her standard cocktail and the only other thing she’d knowingly consumed that night.
Within hours, the two friends were sick — woozy and vomiting, they both said in separate interviews. The military veteran, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect her family, came to believe that she had been drugged, she said.
Once she became incapacitated, she said T.I. and Ms. Harris then raped her in a hotel room. The veteran’s friend said in a separate interview that she had observed the woman leave the club with T.I. and Ms. Harris, and recalled hearing details of the encounter the next morning as they drove home, in shock. For the veteran, who was 23 at the time, it was a life-altering trauma, she said.
T.I. and Tiny have denied the charges against them and their lawyer has called it a "shakedown".