Famed entrepreneur Sabrina Peterson stirred up a storm of bad press for T.I. and his wife Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris at the top of the year when she alleged the rapper put a gun to her head. Now, through the power of the courts, she’s firing back.
See how inside:
In January, Peterson used her social media account to share the accounts of dozens of women who claim the Harrises drugged and coerced them into sexual acts (up to and including trafficking). Amid the superstar couple’s vehement denials of the claim via press and video statements, Sabrina alleges they engaged in defamatory acts. Peterson has filed a defamation of character lawsuit against the Harrises and ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star Shekina Jones Anderson. The latter – according to Peterson – also made defamatory comments when she took to Instagram to suggest the entrepreneur willingly engaged in sexual acts with T.I. and Tiny.
According to the suit, Peterson also says she has been harassed by a number of the couple’s supporters due to sharing the testimonies of the alleged victims. Further, she accuses the Harrises and Anderson of invasion of privacy, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, and negligent interference with a prospective financial advantage.
“T.I., Tiny and Andersons’ publication of such false and defamatory statements did, in fact, directly and proximately result in harm to Plaintiff Peterson’s business, trade, profession, and occupation; shame, mortification, and hurt feelings resulting in severe emotional distress; and other harm to Plaintiff Peterson’s reputation in addition to those implied and assumed by the law,” the suit reads.
Andrew Brettler, an attorney for the Harrises, hit back with a statement on their behalf:
“Ms. Peterson is the definition of ‘libel proof.’ She has a lengthy rap sheet for crimes involving dishonesty and violence. Nothing our clients may have said about her is defamatory. Ultimately, not only will Peterson’s meritless lawsuit be dismissed, but also she will be responsible for paying the legal fees the Harrises will be forced to incur in connection with it.”