Freddie Gibbs has been acquitted of sexual assault in a case that has kept him incarcerated in Austria for the last several months. Gibbs was arrested back in June after a woman alleged that he drugged her drink and assaulted her while she was incapacitated backstage at one of his shows. Although he strenuously denied the charges, he was charged with the crime in August and things did not look good for the Gary, IN rapper’s chances of walking free. But walk free he has, as he has now been exonerated by a court in Vienna. According to a statement from his attorney, Gibbs is understandably ecstatic and is on his way back to the States to reunite with his family.
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Freddie Gibbs has been acquitted of the False accusations
— LAMBOLAMBO (@LAMBOLAMBO) September 30, 2016
Freddie Gibbs wurde freigesprochen. pic.twitter.com/0sDrM0UvVk
— Noisey Austria (@Noisey_AT) September 30, 2016
“Today, September 30, 2016 Freddie Gibbs was found not guilty. We have always maintained unconditionally and without any doubt that Freddie would be and now has been fully exonerated and completely vindicated. We are pleased and thankful that the Court recognized the same trust and confidence we and all of his fans have had in Freddie that justified and resulted in his absolute acquittal. Immediately after his acquittal I spoke with Freddie who expressed his deeply sincere, heartfelt gratitude and thanks to his fiancé Erica Dickerson for her unwavering support, for the steadfast and incomparable loyalty of his long time friend and manager Ben “Lambo” Lambert, for the extraordinary work and effort of his lawyers and for the overwhelming outpouring of love he has received from his fans. He says, “Thank you!”
While we are appreciative of the verdict of not guilty, nothing has changed. The actual facts have always demonstrated that Freddie was and is 100% innocent. It is now self-evident he was wrongly accused. The trial has confirmed our belief that after a searching and complete investigation and trial the true and actual facts would be revealed – that there always was an absence of any scientific, physical, or credible evidence that would warrant in any way such an accusation.
Freddie and his family look forward to returning to the States so he can resume his life and career.”
Attorney for Freddie Gibbs