Sexual Assault Case Against T.I. & Tiny Dismissed in Los Angeles
In SummaryThe sexual assault case against rapper T.I. and his wife Tiny has been dismissed in Los Angeles.
WARNING – This story contains details of sexual violence some may find distressing.
A judge in Los Angeles has dismissed the sexual assault case against T.I. and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris.
According to CBS News, the case involved an anonymous woman who accused the couple of sexually abusing her in 2005. It was dismissed due to the expiration of the statute of limitations. In California, adult survivors of abuse have 10 years from the date of the last act of abuse to file a civil action against the perpetrator.
Attorney Tyrone Blackburn is representing several women with allegations against the high-profile couple. He has been vocal about the impact the alleged assaults have had on his clients, saying, “My focus is getting these women justice, and making sure T.I. and Tiny and their associates are held accountable for the reign of terror they visited upon these women.”
One unidentified woman alleged the couple assaulted her when she was 17 years old. She accused Tiny of giving her medicine and said she woke up the next morning naked in bed with another intern.
The couple’s attorney released a statement on Thursday, saying, “Mr. and Mrs. Harris are pleased but not surprised, by the district attorney’s decision to dismiss these meritless allegations. We appreciate the DA’s careful review of the case and are grateful to be able to put the matter behind us and move on.”
The couple still faces accusations by women in other states. Since the allegations surfaced, VH1 has suspended the filming of the couple’s reality show T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle.
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