EXCLUSIVE: T.I. & Tiny Are NOT Facing An Investigation Amid Accusations, No Lawsuits Have Been Filed
theJasmineBRAND has an exclusive update on the accusations against T.I. and Tiny.
As previously reported, the couple faced allegations of drugging, kidnapping, and sexually abusing dozens of women. It all began after Tiny’s former friend Sabrina Petersen accused T.I. of holding a gun to her head. She later shared stories from alleged victims who made the accusations against him and Tiny. See those here.
Now, despite the allegations, and two of the sexual abuse accusers retaining lawyer Lisa Bloom, sources tell us that the couple
“is not currently under investigation and no lawsuits have been filed.”
A source also tells us that,
“Police and authorities also have not contacted them concerning the claims.”
Filming for VH1’s T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle is still on hold. It was initially scheduled to premiere this spring.
A spokesperson for MTV Entertainment said earlier this month:
“We are aware of the allegations, and while they are not connected to our show, we have reached out to T.I. and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials. Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.”
Meanwhile, their friend and Tiny’s Xscape groupmate Kandi Burruss has defended them against the allegations.
She first said during an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live:
“Um, I don’t really wanna speak on that situation.”
“What I want to say is people put out any rumor about somebody right now. This society has become a ‘you’re guilty until proven innocent’ instead of ‘you’re innocent until proven guilty.’ And I do not like that. I will say they’re like family to me. Honestly, Tiny and I grew up together. Because of the things that were even said on our show, people always try to wrap me up into any rumor that happens right now. I wanna say, I don’t like that.”
She appeared to be referencing allegations that she faced on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Her co-star Porsha Williams alleged that Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker wanted to drug her. It was later revealed that former cast member Phaedra Parks started the false rumor. Kandi Burruss added,
“I don’t like when people start rumors on folks and I would like for society to stop [being] so quick to try to make somebody guilty without taking the time to get [information] or anything. So, I don’t like what’s happening right now and I’ll just leave it at that.”
She ended with,
“What I will say is, Tiny is my sister and I have never personally seen her doing any of that.”
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