As previously published, after 11 sex abuse victims spoke out, New York prosecutor Tyrone A. Blackburn requested a criminal investigation into T.I. and Tiny Harris. Six more people, including a high school student, a retired service member, and a stripper, have now come forward. They allege that they were drugged, abducted, or sexually assaulted.
Though Steve Sadow, the Harrises’ solicitor, continues to refute the allegations, Blackburn tells The Daily Beast, “If I were a prosecutor, I’d have brought charges by now.” After sending five letters outlining the charges against the Harrises to officials in both California and Georgia, Blackburn notes, “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.”
Six more victims have contacted Blackburn after he went public in his search for justice for the first 11 victims. Disturbing accounts from five women were detailed in his numerous letters. One of the women is a former US Air Force member, an exotic dancer, a high school student who interned at T.I.’s studio and record label Grand Hustle, and an old acquaintance of Tiny’s who later became her assistant. Blackburn affirms, “For me, the goal is to get justice for these women, hands down. This is not about money. This is not about clout.”