T.I. Charged With Three Misdemeanors Following Fight Outside His Gated Community
A fight outside T.I.'s gated community in May has led to the rapper being charged with three misdemeanors.
On Saturday (July 14), The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that charges of simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct were filed against T.I. on July 13, stemming from an incident that took place back in May. According to the filing, T.I. made a verbal threat and acted "in a violent or tumultuous manner" toward security guard Euwan James.
But the rapper's lawyer, Steve Sadow, is calling the charges "baseless, ill-founded and unjustified." In a statement given to AJC, Sadow claims T.I. never threatened or acted violent toward the security guard and reveals James was actually fired "for the way he handled the situation."
The attorney went on to call the accusations "simply a document filed by the prosecutor alleging the charges." Sadow added, "There is no grand jury or independent body that made the decision... it doesn’t require anything more than crafting a piece of paper and signing it.”
T.I. was originally arrested for his role in the May incident, which started after he forgot his keys and the security guard wouldn't let him into the gated community where he lives. After T.I. was eventually let in, the rapper reportedly made his way back to the security guard to get his name, after he says the guard refused to reveal it.
That's when James claims T.I. threatened him, telling him, "Come outside so we can deal with this man to man." T.I. was taken to Henry County Jail but released after posting the $2,500 bond.
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