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T.I. and Tiny Harris charges dropped in 2005 Los Angeles sexual abuse investigation




T.I. and Tiny Harris received some good news this past week! The Los Angeles district attorney’s office has decided not to charge the couple after an investigation into a 2005 sexual abuse incident.

A woman reportedly met the Harrises at a Los Angeles nightclub and became debilitated after some drinks with the couple. It was also reported that she was raped by the pair in their hotel room.

The decision of no charges for this incident was due to Los Angeles’ statute of limitations. The Los Angeles County wrote this in a charge evaluation filing:

“The statute of limitations is 10 years and has expired. Without the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence being evaluated, the case is declined due to the expiration.”

According to the New York Times, the alleged victim is identified as “Jane Doe,” in an attempt to protect her family. Her lawyer Tyrone Blackburn commented that the decision, “…does not vindicate Clifford Harris and Tiny Harris from the act of raping and drugging Jane Doe. It only amplifies the need to do away with the statute of limitations for sex crimes.”

In response to this legal “victory,” T.I. and Tiny’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, released a statement saying that the couple was “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,” said Holley.

The pair still faces accusations of sexual misconduct from 10 other individuals.