In the new civil lawsuit, filed under the California safe harbor statute – which extends the statute of limitations on abuse claims – the couple is accused of drugging a woman, who they met in a nightclub and then taking her to their hotel for a threesome.
The victim, who was in the U.S. Air Force and stationed in L.A. in 2005, claims that she linked up with a person who worked for the popular southern rapper and Tiny, who connected her with the couple in the VIP section of a nightclub.
Jane Doe, who was in her early 20s when the incident happened, was given a spiked drink and then brought back to their hotel room, where they “forced her to get naked” and sexually assaulted her.
According to the suit, the woman passed out on the couch. She noticed genital pain when a security guard woke her and escorted her crying out of the room while the couple slept, her lawyers allege.
The woman “did not consent to any of the sexual assault or misconduct and did not have the capacity to consent after being drugged by,” T.I. and Tiny.
In a statement to Billboard, T.I. and Tiny “emphatically and categorically” denied the allegations and vowed to fight back against a lawsuit that they said the plaintiff had been threatening to file for years.
“For THREE years we have maintained our innocence and refused to pay these extortionate demands for things we didn’t do,” the couple wrote. “For THREE years, we’ve maintained the same position while the claims in this story have changed time and time again. Our position is clear… We are innocent of these fake claims, we will not be shaken down, and we look forward to our day in court.”
This is just one of the many sexual assault and abuse lawsuits that have been flooding the music industry.