Freddie Gibbs Acquitted in Austrian Sexual Abuse Trial

Freddie Gibbs Acquitted in Austrian Sexual Abuse Trial


Freddie Gibbs Acquitted in Austrian Sexual Abuse Trial news
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Freddie Gibbs, real name Fredrick Tipton, was acquitted by the Vienna regional court of sexual abuse on Friday (Sept. 30), Daily Mail reports.

The Gary, Indiana rapper was accused of allegedly administering knock-out drops to a woman in July 2015, and abusing the woman while she was in a “defenseless state.

”Freddie Gibbs is 100% innocent,” his lawyers said in a press release back in August after the rapper was released on $56,000 bail. “He continues to pursue every available means to demonstrate that he is absolutely innocent and that he has been both belatedly and wrongly accused.”

Gibbs’ legal issues started back in June 2016, where he was taken into custody before a scheduled concert performance in Toulouse, France on alleged rape charges. French authorities said they were acting on an arrest warrant for the rapper for a rape that allegedly happened in 2015. Gibbs was taken into custody but was released from a prison in Toulouse on $55,000 bail while appealing his extradition to Austria. However, the French Supreme Court confirmed the extradition of Gibbs to Austria in July. He was later released on bail. For his part, Gibbs always adamantly denied the charges.

The 34 year-old faced up to 10 years in prison if he’d been convicted. The verdict can still be appealed, but for now Gibbs is a free man. No word yet on when he’ll be heading back to the states.