TSR Exclusive: T.I. and Tiny are currently the subjects of multiple investigations being conducted by the Bloom Firm.
The couple has been accused of sexual abuse by multiple women, claims they have both repeatedly denied. While the couple has not been hit with any criminal charges related to the allegations, famed attorney Lisa Bloom confirmed that she is currently representing one of their accusers, and now she tells us she’s looking into additional claims.
Bloom says that the allegations she’s investigating are pertaining to “misconduct” and though she didn’t give us an exact number, she said there are “several women” who have come forward to speak with her as she investigates their claims.
Bloom is looking at these incidents as representing a bigger issue regarding women and their treatment in the entertainment world. “The music industry is long overdue for a reckoning on its mistreatment of women, especially women of color,” Bloom exclusively tells us. “I believe the women who are coming forward now will be part of that change, and we intend to fight for them.”
Her team says Bloom is currently in the investigation phase of the case and she can’t give too many details about what her client is specifically alleging.
Bloom is not the only person taking these accusations seriously.
Last week, we reported MTV Entertainment is also looking into the accusations while simultaneously announcing the suspension of ‘T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle’, which airs on VH1.
“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,” an MTV Entertainment spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline. “Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.”
Sources told Deadline the decision to pause production was a mutual one between MTV Entertainment, T.I., and Tiny. It’s also being reported that previously announced plans for a spring Season 4 premiere are also on hold.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates.