Production of the hit VH1 series ‘T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle’ has been halted following sexual abuse allegations brought against the stars of the show.
Deadline reports the show had been shooting its fourth season in Atlanta since December.
While T.I. and Tiny have denied the allegations on multiple occasions, the fallout continues for the couple, who have been accused of sexual abuse, trafficking, drugging and coercing women.
“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 to Deadline. “Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.”
Sources told Deadline the decision to pause production was a mutual one between MTV Entertainment, T.I. and Tiny. It’s also being reported that previously announced plans for a spring Season 4 premiere are also on hold.
As MTV Entertainment looks into the allegations, it’s unclear if there is any such criminal investigation, and authorities have not charged the couple with anything at this time.
Even though there is no criminal case against the couple, it sounds like a civil suit may be in the works after famed attorney Lisa Bloom took to Twitter to announce that she is now representing one of the accusers.
Bloom did not say who her client is or what they are specifically alleging the couple did, but she’s known for taking similar high profile cases.
This all began after Glam University CEO Sabrina Peterson, a former friend of the couple, accused T.I. of pointing a gun at her. After she shared her story, Peterson claimed multiple alleged victims came forward with their own accounts of negative interactions with the stars.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates.
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