NBCnews – Los Angeles officers won’t prosecute rapper T.I. or his spouse Tiny over 2005 sexual assault allegations as a result of the statute of limitations within the case has expired, paperwork present.
The statute of limitations in such instances is 10 years, and the choice to say no the case was primarily based on that timeline, in keeping with paperwork from the Los Angeles County district legal professional’s workplace.
Earlier this yr, the girl reported to Los Angeles police that whereas with pals in 2005, she met the couple and believed they sexually assaulted her, a doc from the DA states. Her legal professional stated she was drugged and raped.
T.I., whose actual title is Clifford Harris, and his spouse Tiny, Tameka Harris, have denied any allegations of misconduct.
“Mr. and Mrs. Harris are happy, however not stunned, by the district legal professional’s determination to dismiss these meritless allegations,” the couple’s legal professional, Shawn Holley, stated in an announcement Thursday. “We respect the DA’s cautious evaluate of the case and are grateful to have the ability to put the matter behind us and transfer on.”
The girl who made the accusation has not been publicly recognized. Her legal professional has stated that she was given a drink by Tiny, and that later within the couple’s lodge room, she turned lightheaded and dizzy and was sexually assaulted.
“The choice by the L.A. prosecutor doesn’t vindicate Clifford Harris or Tiny Harris from the acts of raping and drugging Jane Doe,” the girl’s legal professional, Tyrone A. Blackburn, stated Thursday.
“It solely amplifies the necessity to eliminate the statute of limitations for intercourse crimes,” he stated.
A dozen girls have accused T.I. and Tiny of sexual assault or misconduct, and a few of the allegations concerned suspected drugging, their attorneys, Blackburn and Los Angeles lawyer Lisa Bloom, have stated.
T.I. and Tiny haven’t been charged with any crime. One other legal professional for them, Steve Sadow, stated in March that the couple “proceed to disclaim within the strongest doable phrases these groundless and unjustified allegations.”
A spokesman for the Los Angeles County DA stated the workplace had no additional remark.
In February, MTV Leisure stated it was suspending manufacturing of the VH1 present “T.I. & Tiny: Mates & Household Hustle” as a result of allegations.