It looks like Freddie Gibbs will be on his way back to the United States soon. You may recall, back in June, Gibbs was in France for a show when he was arrested. The rapper was accused of drugging and raping a woman in Austria in 2015. He remained in jail until he was extradited to Austria in July and charged with sexual assault in August.
Now, after many months in a foreign jail, Gibbs has been acquitted of all charges. “Freddie Gibbs has been acquitted of the False accusation,” Gibbs manager tweeted Friday morning. He also provided a photograph of Gibbs leaving court.
Gibbs lawyer also provided a statement:
“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.”
Congrats to Freddie!