This year has proven to be nothing short of a whirlwind for T.I. and Tiny Harris with multiple claims of allegations pertaining to various women. While more cases are seemingly piling up against the couple, they may have a victory as a reported case has recently closed.
According to a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the MPD in Las Vegas received “a report of an incident alleged to have occurred in 2010” on Tuesday, May 8th that involved the star couple. This would make it yet another woman who has come forward with similar allegations within the last two months.
Tyrone A. Blackburn, the attorney that is representing the alleged victims, said in a statement to E! News, “We have several women who are willing to speak on the record. Investigations are pending.” He has also previously maintained that one of his clients has made claims of being trafficked across three states: Nevada, California, and Florida.
The Las Vegas woman has been identified as Rachelle Jenks, who Vulture reports is being represented by Blackburn. A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police report states that Jenks says her life has “never been the same” after the acts that she was “forced to engage in.”
Jenks claims in the report that in 2010 she was approached by Tiny in the lady’s bathroom at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and asked to hang out with the couple later that night. She agrees and later meets them at the Venetian Resort where they were staying. They begin to engage in Patron shots – which according to Jenks was given to her by Tiny, but she soon “began to feel dizzy and confused,” the report states.
The report also states as per USA Today: “Victim believes there was something in Tiny’s drink that made her blackout because she could not have blacked out from the two drinks she had that evening,”
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The couple then allegedly offered Jenks molly, which although in a state of confusion she proceeds to consume. “Clifford attempted to remove her clothes, which Jenks said no to as he was being too aggressive and moving too quickly,” the report adds as per NBC News.
However, things swiftly began to progress as they performed certain acts on one another. Their encounters allegedly would not end that night as Jenks adds that T.I. pressured her to accompany him to Los Angeles and Miami. The rapper reportedly also took Jenks’s ID.
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Jenks further alleges to officers that while on the tour bus in Los Angeles she was again forced to engage in the misconduct, and in Miami, she was “forced to have [become intimate] with multiple women that I did not know,” or consent to.
Unfortunately for Jenks, the statute of limitations to investigate the incident has expired. The current statute of limitations for s-xual assault is currently 20 years, as it was changed in 2015. Since the incident has allegedly occurred in 2010 and is now being reported, it falls under the previous statute of limitations of four years.
The Vegas case may be closed, but they have another problem as another case is currently being investigated by the LAPD from a “Jane Doe” with very similar claims. The original report by The Daily Beast speaks of a woman’s encounter with the couple in 2005. “She said her last memory was sitting down on the couch before waking up the next morning with “her v**ina very sore and had a burning/itching sensation.”
The Harris couple’s attorney, Steve Sadow, addressed the new claims on behalf of the couple with the following statement:
The Harrises have not spoken to or been contacted by the LAPD, the LVPD or, indeed, any member of law enforcement from any other jurisdiction in the country. Even assuming the story in The Daily Beast is close to accurate, it appears the LAPD [individual] has chosen once again to remain anonymous, thereby preventing us from being in a position to disprove or refute her allegations—or even examine them. Meanwhile, although we now appear for the first time to have the name of an [individual] who supposedly filed a report with LVPD, we have absolutely zero details about her or her claim.