A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a case in which a woman accused Clifford “T.I.” Harris and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle of sexually assaulting her in 2005. The judge did not comment on Harris or Cottle’s innocence or guilt, but they did explain that the statute of limitations regarding the matter had expired.
“Mr. and Mrs. Harris are pleased, but not surprised, by the district attorney’s decision to dismiss these meritless allegations,” the Harris family attorney stated, according to CBS News.
“We appreciate the DA’s careful review of the case and are grateful to be able to put the matter behind us and move on.”
The couple is not out of the clear yet. As CBS News reports, T.I. and Tiny still face multiple other accusations of sexual assault from more than five different women. Six months ago, attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn stated that he had heard from at least different women that the couple engaged in “forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation.”
“These women are unaware of each other, and without any leading on my part, they recount eerily similar events of sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment,” Blackburn wrote in a letter obtained by CBS News.
Despite the allegations made against them, the couple has maintained their innocence.
“Blackburn repeatedly refused to provide the names of his accuser-clients or any corroborating or supporting evidence of his groundless claims,” the couple’s attorney, Steve Sadow, replied.
“The Harrises repeat that they are confident if a thorough and fair investigation is conducted, no charges will be brought.”