In September, T.I. Tiny won a legal victory over one of their sexual assault allegations. Per TMZ, the power couple got off the hook regarding a 2005 sexual assault incident per a legal technicality: the statute of limitations. Prosecutors specifically cited the time frame as the reason for T.I. Tiny’s victory was noted by the prosecution, noting that the 10-year statute for limitations in this case had expired. 2015 would have been the last year in which an accuser could bring legal proceedings. A second case, also from 2010, has been closed.
In a May report, TMZ recalls the police report surrounding the incident, in which the accuser (known as Jane Doe) revealed she met the couple at a club beforehand. After several drinks, she accepted one from Tiny. She was then led back to her hotel room with them. The couple were allegedly involved in unsavory acts, before the accuser went black.
T.I. posted a video on Instagram in January. took to Instagram to share an eight-minute video in which he described the allegations as “egregious” and wrote, “No weapon formed against us shall prosper,” adding, “We vehemently deny ALL these disgusting,anonymous allegations.” However, there are still more recent claims from 2015 and 2017 per NBC, which would appear to still be within the statute of limitations. Regardless, the couple is celebrating this as a win, with their lawyer telling People that they “are pleased, but not surprised” by the decision.
There are resources for victims of sexual assault and anyone they know. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN’s National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).