Freddie Gibbs has officially been charged with sexual assault in connection with an incident in Vienna, Austria last year, according to a report from The Daily Star. He was arrested in June while on tour in France, and has remained in custody since. He was extradited from France to Vienna recently. “He is alleged to have administered knock-out drops to a woman and then have abused her sexually while she was in a defenseless state,” said a Vienna criminal court spokesperson.
“While Freddy Gibbs was charged with an offense today, it remains only an allegation,” said Gibbs’ lawyer in a statement. “It does not in any way change the actual fact that Freddie Gibbs is 100% innocent.” Gibbs’ lawyer went on to explain that Freddie has not yet been given an opportunity to present evidence supporting his side of the story. “As the investigation and process continues, Mr. Gibbs remains hopeful that a thorough, searching, and complete 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 and return to his family and one-year old child.”
We’ll continue to update this story as more details become available.