LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Los Angeles police have launched a sexual assault investigation into rapper T.I., ABC News has learned.
Back in February, an attorney claimed that more than 30 women in multiple states accused Clifford “T.I.” Harris and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, of sexual abuse and assault. These claims included allegations of forced drugging, kidnapping, rape and intimidation.
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Lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn said he approached law enforcement authorities in February on behalf of at least eight people who claim to have been victimized by the couple or members of their entourage.
Blackburn claims that the majority of the alleged incidents, dating back as far as 2007, took place in Atlanta.
At a news conference, Blackburn gave examples of women who said anonymously that the had been drugged and raped by the couple and one woman who said a security guard kidnapped her at gunpoint, drove her into the woods and raped her.
The specific allegations include individuals who claim to have been “coerced by Tiny to ingest drugs” or being “unknowingly administered drugs to impair the victims’ ability to consent “to sexual acts,” People reported.
Both the rapper and his wife have continually denied those accusations. At the time the accusations were made public, an attorney for the couple, Steve Sadow, provided a statement, saying:
Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming. These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media. The Harrises implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.— Steve Sadow, attorney for Clifford and Tameka Harris
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ABC News has not yet confirmed if Tameka “Tiny” Harris is also being investigated by the LAPD.