‘TI & Tiny: Mates & Household Hustle’ suspends manufacturing on allegations of sexual abuse
Production of the hit VH1 series “TI & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” was suspended due to allegations of sexual abuse against the stars of the show.
Deadline reports that the show has been shooting its fourth season in Atlanta since December.
While TI and Tiny have denied the allegations on multiple occasions, the fallout continues for the couple who have been accused of sexual abuse, human trafficking, drugs, and coercion by women.
“We are aware of the allegations and while they are unrelated to our show, we have reached out to TI and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials,” a spokesman for MTV Entertainment said in a statement to Deadline. “Given the gravity of the allegations, we have decided to stop production for more information.”
Sources told Deadline the decision to stop production was a joint decision between MTV Entertainment, TI and Tiny. It is also reported that previously announced plans for a Spring Season 4 premiere are also being put on hold.
While MTV Entertainment is investigating the allegations, it is unclear whether there is such a criminal investigation, and authorities have not currently blamed the couple.
Although there is no criminal case against the couple, a civil lawsuit appears to be pending after famed lawyer Lisa Bloom announced on Twitter that she is now representing one of the prosecutors.
Bloom didn’t say who her client is or what she’s specifically accusing the couple, but she’s known for working on similarly high-profile cases.
It all started after Glam University CEO Sabrina Peterson, a former friend of the couple, accused TI of pointing a gun at them. After telling her story, Peterson claimed several alleged victims presented their own reports of negative interactions with the stars.
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