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T.I. & Tiny Address Sexual Abuse Allegations

T.I. and Tiny
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T.I. and Tiny photographed on April 12, 2019

T.I. and his wife Tiny have issued a formal response to Sabrina Peterson, who accused him of putting a gun to her head and shared dozens of accusations from other women against the couple.

Peterson took to Instagram earlier this week to speak out about the instance and discuss the larger issue of Black women being villainized for doing so, writing, "you PUT A GUN TO MY HEAD IN FRONT OF CHILDREN & I NEVER CALLED THE POLICE ON YOU! But for years you have painted me as the VILLAIN!"

She also posted more than 30 detailed accounts on her Instagram Story from women who claimed T.I. and Tiny force-fed them drugs and then had sex with them.

A spokesperson for T.I. (real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.) and Tiny (Tameka Dianne Harris) responded to the sexual abuse allegations in a joint statement to Billboard on Friday (Jan. 29).

"Mr. and Mrs. Harris want to be on record and more importantly want the public to know they emphatically deny in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations being made against them by Sabrina Peterson," their statement reads. "The Harrises have had difficulty with this woman for well over a decade. They are taking this matter very seriously, and if these allegations don't end, they will take appropriate legal action."

Tiny also defended T.I. from Peterson's claim on Instagram by posting old images from Peterson's Facebook of T.I. hugging her sons and captions where she described him as an "uncle."

"He was just uncle 2 years ago ... now when did you say my husband assaulted you? Did you change your mind or change it back? What’s up wit you today Pooh?" Tiny wrote. "I’m confused. Stop Harassing My Family."

Peterson seemingly responded to T.I. and Tiny's denial on Friday via Instagram by offering to take a lie detector test.