Rapper T.I. and wife Tameka ‘Minute’ Harris had been sued for defamation amid sexual abuse allegations against them.
Sabrina Peterson, who hit headlines in January when she accused T.I. of placing a gun to her head in a put up on Instagram and additionally ancient her social media story to allotment testimonies from over 30 ladies folks making sexual abuse allegations against the pair, claims she has been stressed and defamed by the couple following her posts.
She’s suing T.I. and Minute for defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional difficulty, among assorted claims.
Nonetheless, a attorney for the couple hit reduction at the lawsuit in a statement, announcing to Billboard: “Ms. Peterson is the definition of ‘libel proof’. She has a prolonged rap sheet for crimes attractive dishonesty and violence. Nothing our customers will have confidence acknowledged about her is defamatory. In the slay, no longer only will Peterson’s meritless lawsuit be brushed off, but additionally she will be able to likely be to blame for paying the upright prices the Harrises will likely be forced to incur in reference to it.”
The contemporary lawsuit comes amid attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn’s call for a sexual abuse investigation into the pair.
Blackburn, who’s representing 11 alleged victims, penned a letter sent to inform and federal authorities in Georgia and California whereby he informed them to gaze additional into the claims of “sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment” against T.I. and Minute, about a of which trot reduction to 2005.
T.I. and Minute strenuously denied the claims in a statement via their attorney Steve Sadow, which read: “Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris allege within the strongest potential terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We’re confident that if these claims are totally and rather investigated, no charges will likely be forthcoming.
“These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that started on social media. The Harrises implore all and sundry no longer to be taken in by these obvious makes an try to manipulate the click and misuse the justice system.”