T.I. and his wife Tiny sued for 'causing emotional distress' by two women after being accused of sexual assault

T.I and his wife Tiny are reportedly being sued for defamation and causing "emotional distress" by their former friend, Sabrina Peterson.

Sabrina previously accused the pair of sexual misconduct and claimed T.I. held a gun to her head in 2009 and threatened to kill her.

Atlanta-based entrepreneur Sabrina said T.I threatened her after she got into an altercation with his assistant.

She made the claims in January on Instagram and alleged in a suit on Monday that the couple's response defamed her.

Xscape singer Tiny responded at the time by sharing an Instagram snap of Sabrina's eight-year-old son and telling her to stop harassing her family and get help.

T.I. also posted a rambling eight-minute video in which he denied Sabrina's accusations, as well as unrelated allegations that he drugged and raped women.

Sabrina claimed she has been harassed as a result of their responses, and is suing for defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

She has launched the suit alongside hairstylist Shekinah Jones – who appeared on their now-canceled reality show, T.I and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle.

Andrew Brettler, the attorney for T.I. and Tiny – real names Clifford and Tameka Harris – called Sabrina the "definition of 'libel proof'

"She has a lengthy rap sheet for crimes involving dishonesty and violence. Nothing our clients may have said about her is defamatory," he said in a statement to THR.

Andrew added: "Ultimately, not only will Peterson’s meritless lawsuit be dismissed, but also she will be responsible for paying the legal fees the Harrises will be forced to incur in connection with it.”

After making allegations against the couple, Sabrina claimed more than 100 women contacted her with their own sexual misconduct accusations.

She shared a few of those claims on her account, as some of the alleged victims said they'd been drugged, forced into sex, and/or trafficked by the pair.

The Sun revealed in February that around 10 women planned to travel to New York to meet an attorney building a class action against the stars.

Sabrina told The Sun she was "overwhelmed” with the response she has had since coming forward with the allegations.

She added that she plans to open up more about her experience, sharing: “I got a call today from a documentary team so we’re going to go ahead and let the girls tell their story like in the R. Kelly show, to get them some therapy, too, so they can process their pain.

“At the end of this, it might be into the hundreds of girls that come out, ultimately. It’s bad.”

Last week, a lawyer requested a criminal probe into the sexual assault claims.

Tyrone Blackburn reportedly asked law enforcement in two states to seek criminal inquiries against the couple on behalf of 11 people who claim to have been victimized by either T.I. and Tiny, or members of their entourage.

Four women have accused the couple of drugging and sexually assaulting them, including two instances of rape.

Tyrone sent letters to state and federal prosecutors in Georgia and California, where the rapes were said to have occurred, according to the New York Times.

Blackburn said that the stories he has heard from alleged victims are "eerily similar" experiences that span more than a decade from 2005 to around 2017 or 2018.

He said the women described stories of "sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment."

T.I., 40, an Atlanta-based rapper and actor and singer Tiny, 45, have denied any wrongdoing.

Amid the allegations, it's been reported that T.I. "won't return" to film Ant-Man 3 and that the couple's VH1 reality show has been halted.

In a statement last month, the famous couple's lawyer, Steve Sadow, called the claims a "shakedown campaign" and said he is confident that no charges will be brought.

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