(NewsSpace.com) – California’s Sexual Abuse and Cover Up Accountability Act went into effect on January 1 of last year. It expanded on the time victims of sexual assault had to file lawsuits, where they wouldn’t have otherwise had the chance because of the statute of limitations on the cases. Those who wanted to file a suit had to meet specific criteria and file by December 2026. One Air Force veteran has sued a famous rapper and his wife under the act.
On Tuesday, January 2, a woman identified only as Jane Doe filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, accusing rapper T.I. and his wife, Tiny, real names Clifford and Tameka Harris, of sexually assaulting her back in 2005. She claims that she met the duo at a Los Angeles club, where she was introduced to them in the VIP section. She drank with them before returning to their hotel room.
While at the hotel, the claimant alleges that Tiny took her clothing and then the couple joined her in the shower, during which she was “extremely shocked and uncomfortable.” But it didn’t end there. She further alleges that T.I. penetrated her with his toes, and Tiny continued to straddle and pin her down. The victim vomited during the encounter and then fell asleep on the couch in the hotel room, “naked, dazed, sickened, and weak.”
In 2021, The New York Times reported that the couple had been investigated after multiple women came forward and claimed they had been drugged and assaulted. Prosecutors declined to press charges.
Jane Doe is suing the couple for battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment.
In a statement to PEOPLE on Wednesday, January 3, T.I. and Tiny deny the allegations, saying the woman has “been threatening to file this lawsuit for three years” and they “categorically denied [the] allegations.”
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