Freddie Gibbs appeals to stop his extradition to Austria has come up short. According to reports, the Indiana rhymer was deported from France to Austria and has been held in prison since last Sunday (July 31).
According to Orf.at, Gibbs is in custody at Austria’s Josefstadt prison. The newspaper states that the 34-year-old rapper is being accused of allegedly drugging two women and raping one of them. This doesn’t necessarily mean Austrian officials have conclusive evidence to charge Gibbs, but they will question him about these serious allegations.
Gibbs’ legal nightmare started back in June 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.
“To be clear and accurate, Freddie Gibbs has not been charged with any offense,” said Theodore Simon, one of the rapper’s attorneys. “The investigation is continuing. Mr. Gibbs remains hopeful that a thorough and searching investigation will reveal the actual facts, including the absence of any scientific, physical, or credible evidence implicating him, thereby paving the way for his exoneration.”
Freddie Gibbs’ other attorney, Scott Leemon, wasn’t available for comment.