Former Intern Accuses T.I. and Tiny of Sexual Abuse
11 women have already enlisted the help of an attorney to assist them in bringing criminal charges against T.I. and Tiny for alleged sexual abuse. Now, nearly 10 more women have come forward with similar allegations. The latest batch of accusers includes a woman who says she’s a former intern of the rapper and was abused by the couple when she was just 17-years-old.
Former intern alleges sexual abuse from T.I. and Tiny
A report from The Daily Beast details the latest allegations against the couple. One accuser claims she was 17 years old when she began interning at T.I.’s Grand Hustle Studios in 2006.
She alleges that while on a tour bus, Tiny offered her a drink and gave her two pills. The pills made her feel “hot and sweaty…[and she] began hallucinating and felt like she was floating.”
Tiny allegedly then brought her to the back of the tour bus where a bedroom was located and told the alleged victim to undress to “cool off.” The accuser recalls throwing up when T.I. came over and began complimenting her. She says Tiny encouraged her to keep drinking.
According to the woman, she passed out and woke up the next morning “naked on a bed and bleeding from her vagina.” She also says she felt discomfort in her anus.
A man she names as the couple’s driver took her home and allegedly forced her to take a morning-after. He also allegedly threatened her, telling her “she needs to learn to keep her mouth shut” and “if she did not that bad things could happen to her and her family.”
She alleges that she began defecating on herself in her sleep so a family member took her to a hospital where she learned she endured “trauma to her anal cavity due to intense anal penetration.”
Tiny and T.I. deny all allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct
The alleged victims’ layer, Tyrone A. Blackburn, told the publication that the women are not looking for a payday, they simply want justice.
“If I was a prosecutor, I’d have brought charges already,” he said to The Daily Beast. “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.”
News of T.I. and Tiny’s alleged abuse and misconduct began in January 2021 when a former friend of the family named Sabrina Peterson claimed T.I. held a gun to her head in 2009. She’s one of the women being represented by Blackburn.
T.I. and Tiny deny the allegations, with their attorney telling The New York Times they “fully expect” the claims to be “fairly investigated” prompting “no charges will be forthcoming” and calling the allegations “a sordid shakedown campaign.”
As a result of the allegations against them, VH1 has suspended production for their reality series Friends & Family Hustle.