Rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris have been cleared of sexual abuse charges laid against them earlier this year.
RAPPER T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris have been cleared of sexual abuse charges laid against them earlier this year.
Prosecutors for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office found that the allegations — in which a woman claims the couple drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005 — has surpassed the statute of limitations, according to documents obtained by Page Six.
“Without the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence being evaluated, the case is declined due to expiration the Statute of Limitations,” the court record showed.
The statute of limitations in such cases is 10 years.
T.I. and Tiny’s attorney, Shawn Holley, told Page Six on Friday: “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.”
T.I., 40, whose real name is Clifford Harris, and Tiny, 46, have not commented on the legal victory.
The accuser, who is named in public records as Jane Doe, has not spoken out after the ruling. She is one of several women who have made criminal allegations against the pair.
Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn, who represented at least 10 accusers, called for a criminal investigation into the couple in March.
He said the allegations “span over 15 years” and are “eerily consistent”.
At the time, more than 30 women had come forward to accuse the Live Your Life hitmaker of a string of crimes, including drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation.