It has been a very controversial time over the last month and a half for power couple, T.I. and Tiny. Longtime friend, Sabrina Peterson, came out on social media at the end of January and accused the two of abusing her and even claimed that T.I. pointed a gun at her.
T.I. Will Not Be In Upcoming ‘Ant-Man 3- Film Amid Sexual Abuse Accusations
The accusations seem to be affecting T.I. from a business standpoint as well. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Atlanta rapper won’t be in the upcoming “Ant-Man 3” movie, “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.”
As of now though, it’s not fully clear if the sexual abuse claims played a role in T.I. not appearing in the franchise that has been on since 2015. In Ant-Man, T.I. plays the role of Dave. The third installment of the Ant-Man films is currently in production and a release date has not been set yet by Marvel.
‘T.I. And Tiny: Friends And Family Hustle’ Is On Pause
Ant-Man 3 isn’t the also project that isn’t happening for T.I. at the moment. He and Tiny‘s long-running reality TV series on VH1, “T.I. and Tiny: Friends And Family Hustle,” has also paused production. This move was officially made last month by MTV Entertainment, per Deadline.
“We are aware of the allegations, and while they are not connected to our show, we have reached out to T.I. and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials,” an MTV Entertainment spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline. “Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.”
Attorney Requests Investigation Into T.I. And Tiny’s Alleged Actions
As of now, no investigations or charges are on the table against T.I. and Tiny regarding these women’s claims. One lawyer is trying to change that, though. This is Tyrone A. Blackburn, who represents 11 women and wants investigations in Georgia and California.
The crimes these women say they were victims of were sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, false imprisonment, intimidation, assault and harassment. T.I. and Tiny’s legal team has since ant kind of involvement in all of the accusations.
T.I. And Tiny Have Been Sued By Sabrina Peterson For Defamation
Peterson isn’t backing down as on Monday, she also filed a defamation lawsuit against T.I. and Tiny, according to TMZ. She believes that the couple’s social media posts and statements have smeared her name. Peterson also mentioned Tiny posting her eight-year-old son and how that exposed them to “vitriol and danger.” In this lawsuit, Peterson also included infliction of emotional distress. T.I. and Tiny’s attorney, Steve Sadow, has since denied these allegations again.
“These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media,” Steve sad. T.I. and Tiny also “implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”