T.I. Sued By Dead Man’s Family For Showing Corpse On Show
Clifford “T.I.” Harris is being shown No Mercy even though he is behind bars. His now defunct MTV show, “Road To Redemption” was meant to scare youths straight and educate them about the dangers of criminal activities.
However, the first episode titled “You Are Responsible for Your Own Actions”, featured T.I visiting The Haugabrooks Funeral Home in Atlanta showing a young man the corpse of an alleged hustler whose face was blurred.
The body belonged to Joseph Williams and the mortician suggested that the family didn’t know what happened to their son on the MTV program.
The dead man’s father, Joseph Willams Sr. and other relatives expressed that they did not give consent for the body to be televised and the footage shown was done for “financial gain and publicity.”
MTV, the funeral home and the incarcerated emcee are all named in the lawsuit which cites mental distress as the reason for them seeking a settlement for an undisclosed amount.
Was Tip just trying to scare the youngster or was it a stunt for ratings that went too far?