T.I. and Tiny respond to sexual assault allegations

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Rapper T.I. and his wife, Tiny, have spoken out against mounting allegations of sexual assault.

In a statement from their attorney, Steve Sadow, the Hollywood pair took aim at the multiple accusations of sexual abuse and other allegations in multiple states laid out in a Daily Beast article.

"The Harrises have not spoken to or been contacted by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the Las Vegas Police Department (LVPD) or, indeed, any member of law enforcement from any other jurisdiction in the country," Sadow began. "Even assuming the story in the Daily Beast is close to accurate, it appears the LAPD 'accuser' has chosen once again to remain anonymous, thereby preventing us from being in a position to disprove or refute her allegations -- or even examine them."

He continued, "Meanwhile, although we now appear for the first time to have the name of an 'accuser' who supposedly filed a police report with LVPD, we have essentially no specifics about her or her claim."

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The couple has previously widely denied accusations of assault.

The Daily Beast article states that two women have filed police reports, in California and Nevada, alleging they were sexually assaulted by T.I., born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. -- and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

The woman who filed the report in California did so anonymously while the woman who filed in Las Vegas is Rachelle Jenks, according to the article. Both women are represented by attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn, who is also representing several other women with claims against T.I. and Tiny.

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LAPD confirmed to ABC News on Monday it has an active sexual assault investigation open involving the rapper.

LVPD confirmed to ABC News on Tuesday that it had received report in early May of a sexual assault incident alleged to have occurred in 2010 involving the famous couple. The case was closed as "standard procedure" since it was reported outside the crime's statute of limitations, per state law.

T.I. and Tiny have been married since 2010 and share seven children together, three from their union and four from previous relationships. Until earlier this year, their family life had been documented via a VH1 reality series since 2011.

T.I. and Tiny respond to sexual assault allegations originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com

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