A LAWYER has requested a criminal probe into sex assault allegations made against T.I. and Tiny after 30 more women came forward.
The rapper and his wife, whose real names are Clifford and Tameka Harris, were accused of drugging and sexually assaulting multiple women over the course of years.
The allegations first surfaced when Sabrina Peterson, an Atlanta-based entrepreneur, took to Instagram to claim that T.I. once held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her.
After the post, Peterson said she was contacted by multiple women via DMs claiming they had also been victims of violence and sexual assault.
Last week, lawyer Tyrone Blackburn reportedly asked law enforcement in two states to seek criminal inquiries against the couple on behalf of 11 people who claim to have been victimized by either T.I. and Tiny themselves, or members of their entourage.
Four women have accused the couple of drugging and sexually assaulting them, including two instances of rape.
Blackburn sent letters to state and federal prosecutors in Georgia and California, where the rapes were said to have occurred, according to the New York Times.
Blackburn said that the stories he has heard from alleged victims are "eerily similar" experiences that span more than a decade from 2005 to around 2017 or 2018.
The lawyer said that the women described stories of "sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment."
His letters also included instances of nonsexual intimidation, assault and harassment, according to the Times.
The lawyer's request comes weeks after The Sun reported that "around 10" women from around the country, who were selected from a group of "more than 100" alleged victims, were traveling to New York to help build a case against the famous pair.
T.I., 40, an Atlanta-based rapper and actor and Tiny, 45, a singer-songwriter and former member of the group Xscape, have denied any wrongdoing.
The couple slammed Peterson after the initial allegations were posted online.
T.I. has claimed on his social media that Peterson had been sent false claims which she has reposted along with other allegations.
A statement issued on behalf of Grammy Award-winning T.I. and his wife said, “Mr. and Mrs. Harris want to be on record and more importantly want the public to know they emphatically deny in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations being made against them by Sabrina Peterson.
“The Harrises have had difficulty with this woman for well over a decade.
“They are taking this matter very seriously, and if these allegations don’t end, they will take appropriate legal action.”
In a statement on Friday, the famous couple's lawyer, Steve Sadow, called the claims a "shakedown campaign" and said he is confident that no charges will be brought.
"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."
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