AFTER being accused of sexual abuse by a group of women, T.I. and Tiny’s VH1 reality show has been suspended.
The misconduct allegations began when the stars’ former friend, Sabrina Peterson, claimed the abuse and “more than 100” other alleged victims reached out to Sabrina on social media.
T.I and Tiny’s reality show has been suspendedCredit: Getty – Contributor
The Sun revealed earlier on Friday that a group of women with claims against the couple will travel to New York next week to meet an attorney building a class action against the stars.
Amid the allegations, production on T.I. and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle has been halted.
Filming for the fourth season of the VH1 reality series began in december.
Production on season 4 of the VH1 series began in DecemberCredit: Getty Images
The pause on the program comes amid sexual abuse allegations being made against the coupleCredit: Getty Images
An MTV Entertainment spokesperson said, according to Rolling Stone: “We are aware of the allegations, and while they are not connected to our show, we have reached out to T.I. and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials.
“Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.”
Last week, aa spokesperson for T.I. and Tiny profusely denied the claims from Peterson.
The rep told Complex: “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.
The stars’ former friend, Sabrina Peterson, claimed T.I. put a gun to her head in 2009Credit: Getty Images
She said she’s received messages from ‘more than 100’ other alleged victimsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The Harrises have denied the claims being made against them by PetersonCredit: Getty Images
“The Harrises have had difficulty with this woman for well over a decade. They are taking this matter very seriously.”
After making her own allegations against the duo, Peterson claimed more than 100 women contacted her with their own sexual misconduct accusations toward the couple.
She shared a few of those claims on her account, with some of them saying they’d been drugged, forced into sex, and/or trafficked by the Harrises.
Peterson told The Sun she was “overwhelmed” with the response she has had since alleging T.I. threatened her with a gun in 2009 last week.
She added: “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.”
Sabrina said she was friends with the couple before a nasty fight over Tiny’s hospitalization in 2009.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673).