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T.I. & Tiny Harris "emphatically deny" sexual abuse allegations

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T.I. Harris and Tameka “Tiny” Harris have responded to the latest allegations from Sabrina Peterson, who previously outed T.I. for pointing a gun to her head earlier this week. 

By Thursday, Peterson had shared a number of screenshots and DMs on her Instagram story from women who claim the couple were involved in a number of heinous acts over the past decade. 

The screenshots note several alleged instances of sexual abuse and assault, including alleging T.I. and Tiny required women to take drugs before entering their home. One message detailed a sexual encounter that allegedly took place in 2010 the night T.I. and Tiny were “caught with crystal in L.A.” 

Peterson also shared a text message from a woman who claimed to have worked for Atlantic Records when T.I.’s Grand Hustle label shared an adjoining office. The text also suggested Tiny had a previous relationship with rapper Lil Wayne. 

Another message detailed an incident that took place in 2017, involving “some girls younger than their kids.” 

In a statement obtained by Complex, T.I. and Tiny said they are appalled by these allegations, hinting they’ve had “difficulty” with Peterson in the past.

“Mr. and Mrs. Harris want to be on record and more importantly want the public to know they emphatically deny in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations being made against them by Sabrina Peterson. The Harrises have had difficulty with this woman for well over a decade. They are taking this matter very seriously.”

After Peterson’s initial statements, Tiny defended her husband of 10 years, alleging Peterson was “harassing” their family on Instagram. 

By Rachel George
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