Case dismissed due to expiration of statute of limitations
Rapper T.I. and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, will not face charges in the sexual assault case filed against the couple earlier this year, multiple outlets reported Thursday.
Prosecutors at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office found that the charges — in which a woman claims the couple drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005 — exceeded the statute of limitations, according to documents obtained by Page Six.
Court records show, “Without evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence, the case is dismissed as the statute has expired.”
The statute of limitations in such cases is 10 years.
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TI and Tyne’s attorney, Sean Holly, told Page Six on Friday: “Mr. and Mrs. Harris are pleased but not surprised by the district attorney’s decision to dismiss these baseless allegations. We appreciate the DA’s careful review of the case.” Do and are grateful to be able to put this matter behind us and move forward.”
T.I., whose real names are Clifford Harris, and T.I. have not commented on the legal victory on social media.
The accuser, who has been named in public records as Jane Doe, has not spoken after the verdict. She is one of the many women who have leveled criminal charges against the pair.
Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn, who represented at least 10 accused, demand for criminal investigation In pairs in a press release issued in March.
He said the allegations “long for more than fifteen years” and are “severely relevant,” according to the release.
At the time, more than 30 women came forward to accuse the “Live Your Life” rapper and former Xscape member of crimes including drugging, kidnapping, rape and intimidation.
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TI and Tiny have not been charged with any crimes related to those claims.
One incident, in which a woman claimed that she was drugged and assaulted in 2010, was sacked in may In Las Vegas – also because the statute of limitations had expired.
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In April, the Los Angeles Police Department opened an inquiry Doe’s allegations, which stated that T.I. and Tiny had allegedly drugged her before indulging in unwanted sexual acts with the famous couple.
T.I. and Tyne have repeatedly denied “these baseless and baseless allegations” “in the strongest possible terms” and called the claims a “shakedown.”
Earlier this year, VH1 suspended production Mounting claims resulted in his reality series, “Ti and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle”.
The entertainers have been married for 11 years and have raised seven children, three of them on their own and others from their personal past relationships.