According to TMZ, Atlanta trap rap pioneer T.I. and his R&B singer wife Tiny Harris escaped sexual assault charges in Los Angeles when prosecutors opted not to pursue the case. A lady filed a police report earlier this year alleging that the couple drugged and raped her after she met them in a party in 2005. However, the incident would be outside the statute of limitations, according to court documents acquired by TMZ, thus they have opted not to pursue charges.
Meanwhile, T.I. and Tiny maintain that the various claims leveled against them in the last year — which have come from a number of women — are untrue, blaming the charges on a cash grab orchestrated by a woman they’ve “had trouble with” for “well over a decade.” They requested in April that the ladies accusing them of these crimes divulge their true names. In his May song “What It’s Come To,” T.I. addressed the allegations, renewing his call for the claimed victims to come forward.
The cases against T.I. and Tiny were spearheaded by lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn, who alleged to represent eleven women who brought forth similar accusations of drugging and assault. Since then, the couple’s VH1 show was canceled, and it was revealed T.I. won’t appear in the upcoming Ant-Man sequel.