T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle has suspended production after stars Clifford “T.I.” Harris and Tameka “Tiny” Harris were accused of sexual abuse. The couple was accused of abuse, drugging, and trafficking by former associate Sabrina Peterson, and with the matter still ongoing, VH1 opted to halt production on the reality show’s fourth season. According to Deadline, T.I and Tiny have vehemently denied the allegations and have threatened legal action against their accusers.
“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,” an MTV Entertainment spokesperson said in a statement. “Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.”
Deadline reports that the decision to halt production on T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle was made jointly by MTV and the couple. At the time of its pause, the show’s fourth season had been filming in Atlanta, with plans for a spring release date, but due to the shutdown, the Season 4 premiere will reportedly be pushed.
In January, Peterson accused T.I. and Tiny of sexually abusing multiple women (Peterson had previously accused T.I. of holding her at gunpoint, an allegation he has denied). Peterson posted screenshots of DMs sent to her by other women who claim they were abused by T.I. and Tiny, coerced into taking drugs, and sexually assaulted.
T.I. and Tiny denied the allegations in a statement provided to Complex shortly after Peterson posted the screenshots. “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,” said their spokesperson. “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.”
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